Now, the racing version of the car, the GT-R NISMO GT3, is about to embark on an assault on the Green Hell, by competing in the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours race. There will be three teams fielding the GT-R NISMO GT3 this year: Team RJN, NISMO and Schulze Motorsport.
Team RJN, whose drivers include Nissan GT Academy drivers and mentors, will field two cars, and among its drivers will be former Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld. The German is currently a Nissan GT Academy judge and he will be sharing his car with most recent GT Academy Germany winner Florian Strauss as well as previous GT Academy graduates Lucas Ordonez and Alex Buncombe.
"I'm delighted to increase my involvement with Nissan from my judging role on the German GT Academy show to now also include racing the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at the Nürburgring 24 Hours," Heidfeld said in a statement.
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Finally, there will be one more star driving in a GT-R NISMO GT3 in this year’s N24 race: Gran Turismo video game creator Kazanori Yamauchi. He will be teaming up with GT Academy’s 2009 winner Jordan Tresson.
The race takes place on the weekend starting June 21.