Nissan will be entering their coveted Nissan GT-R in the Super GT motorsport series. The Japanese contest will feature the GT-R for the first time in five years, a gap filled by the Z.

Nissan will be entering their coveted Nissan GT-R in the Super GT motorsport series.  The Japanese contest will feature the GT-R for the first time in five years, a gap filled by the Z.

 

To make this car a particular bad-ass in the Super GT, further weight reductions have been put in place.  The GTR GT500 comes in at a lean 1100kg.  The car’s center of gravity was lowered, with weight distribution optimized in all directions.  This should significantly improve the handling and dynamics of the GT-R, according to Nissan.

 

Aerodynamics has been improved, as well as power output ant efficiency.  The GT500 cars will see horsepower rise to 493, from around 450 on the stock car.  These racers will also have a maximum torque of about 376 ft-lb.

 

Nissan will also be running racing schools before all March Cup races, so entrants can improve skills, and truly understand how this car was meant to be driven.

See the press release below for all specs on the Nissan GT-R GT500.

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Nissan GT-R GT500 Specs Released