Video: Nissan GT-R crashes during race

Video: Nissan GT-R crashes during race

The race cars of the GT500 class in the Japanese touring car series (JGTC) have some of the most extreme aerodynamic and powertrain packages in the business so it’s always interesting to see one of the cars lose control and crash. This latest video, taken at last weekend’s Okayama round of the Super GT championship, shows two different cars - the YellowHat YMS Tomica GT-R and the Zent Cerumo Lexus SC430 - getting into trouble.

The new R35 GT-R has already dominated the first two rounds of the JGTC but the car used for competition is considerably different to the production model – for one it misses out on the sophisticated ATTESA-ETS AWD system. Virtually every component of the road going car has been improved or replaced, including the potent twin-turbo V6. The engine was still too new for race teams so instead they stuck with an older 4.5L natuarally aspirated V8. The car also sports a six-speed sequential transaxle and RWD layout as per the rules of the series.

Nissan R35 GT-R