The Nismo-developed race car will run as a non-championship entry in four races this year to check its performanceEnlarge Photo
Nismo will be partnering with Gigawave MotorSport to finalize testing of the car, with drivers Michael Krumm and Darren Turner likely to compete this year. Gigawave MotorSport, a racing team based in county Essex, England, has been competing in the FIA GT Championship since 2007. The team's parent company Gigawave is an official partner of the FIA GT Championship and provides on-board cameras for real-time coverage of the races.
The race packs a unique VK56DE V8 engine displacing 5.6L and developing up to 600hp (447kW) and 480lb-ft (650Nm) of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a Ricardo six-speed transaxle and 5.5in carbon-fiber triple plate clutch. Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers all ‘round, and these are housed within 18in forged alloy wheels from Rays.
Other pieces include a full carbon-fiber Nismo bodykit, GT-style wing, plastic windows, and a vented bonnet. Other details include a rumored ¥65,000,000 ($720,000) asking price and a kerb weight of just 2,976lbs (the production model weighs 3,792lbs).