Four teams will enter the R35 GT-R for this year’s Super GT series in replacement of the current 350Z-based race cars. Virtually every component of the road going car has been improved or replaced, including the potent twin-turbo V6. The engine is still too new for race teams so instead they stuck with the current 4.5L normally-aspirated V8 mill. The car also sports a six-speed sequential transaxle and RWD layout as per the rules of the series.
The V8 engine still develops the maximum allowable 500hp, even with air-restrictions, and its torque levels are far beyond the 376lb-ft figure announced today. The first race of the season kicks off at Suzuka on the 15th of March and there’s a scheduled nine events all up on the calendar.