Nissan has released pictures and details about the all-carbon-fiber Nissan GT-R to be used during the FIA GT series in 2009 and 2010.
Nissan has officially confirmed their entry in the 2010 FIA GT championships. The company will enter the R35 Nissan GT-R into the 2010 season, while the car will be raced as a non-championship entry during the 2009 season.
The announcement was made by Dan Thompson, CEO and Managing Director of Nissan Motors Australia, at the Melbourne International Motor Show, according to GTRblog.
During 2009, the GT-R will be tested in four FIA-GT1 class races in Europe. The NISMO car will be run as part of a partnership with Gigawave MotorSport, out of Essex, England. Drivers for this series will likely be Nismo's Michael Krumm and Gigawave's Darren Turner. Official word has not been given on the drivers for Nissan's entry in 2010. The car itself has a full carbon-fiber body which, when combined with some more modifications, should give the car a terrific power-to-weight ratio.
For the full '09 Super GT race season, four different GT500-spec GT-R racecars will be driven by different teams in the Japan's highest level auto racing circuit. According to a release from Nissan, Nismo drivers Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer will race the Motul Autech GT-R, Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe will run the Impul Calsonic GT-R for Team Impul, and Kondo Racing will show off their HIS Advan Kondo GT-R with João Paulo de Oliveira and Seiji Ara commanding the vehicle. Hasemi Motor Sport will also have an entry, with Ronnie Quintarelli and Hironobu Yasuda taking charge.