Nissan GT-R GT1 race car
Nissan is on the verge of entering its giant-killing GT-R supercar into an FIA sanctioned GT1 race, with the automaker today releasing new images of the race-prepped GT-R GT1 that will be available for sale to teams competing in the FIA-GT1 class this year.
Teams that have already signed up to race the 2010 Nissan GT-R GT1 this year include Sumo Power GT (UK) and Swiss Racing Team (CH). The technical support for both teams will be provided by Nismo, Nissan’s official in-house tuner and motorsports division.
The race car packs a unique VK56DE V-8 engine displacing 5.6-liters and developing upwards of 600 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a Ricardo 6-speed transaxle and 5.5-inch carbon-fiber triple plate clutch. Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers all ‘round, and these are housed within 18-inch 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 $720,000 asking price and a kerb weight of just 2,976 pounds (the production model weighs 3,792 pounds).
Click here for our previous story covering all 49 FIA GT race cars that will compete this year in various competitions.