2010 Nissan GTR GT1 race cars
FIA GT1 racing is a no-holds-barred battle royale among the world's top carmakers, with some of the fastest production-based cars in the world taking to the track against each other. The latest to join the GT1 ranks is the Nissan GT-R, unveiled today in Paris.
Built by Sumo Power GT and Swiss Racing in cooperation with Nissan and NISMO, the Nissan GT-R GT1 car is as stripped-down and focused as you'd expect it to be. Details on the car are few, but it will campaign 10 races, starting in Abu Dhabi.
The previous Nissan GT-R GT1 car used a VK56DE V-8 racing engine displacing 5.6-liters and worth 600 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque routed through a Ricardo six-speed sequential transmission and a triple-plate clutch. The new car can be expected to feature a similar drivetrain, in addition to plenty of carbon fiber body work, carbon ceramic discs, and polycarbonate windows to cut weight.
Sumo Power GT will field two of the cars and Swiss Racing will field the other two. Drivers for the teams haven't been announced for the two Swiss Racing cars yet, but Peter Dumbreck and Michael Krumm will be at the wheels of the two Sumo Power GT cars.