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Nissan has unveiled a racing edition of the GT-R by its in house tuner NISMO at the Tokyo Auto Salon called the GT-R RC (Racing Competition).

NISMO has tweaked the GT-R's set up for improved track performance with a tire-compatible suspension, use of lightweight parts and equipped the GT-R with the proper racing safety features. Those include an FIA-qualifying welded roll cage, air jacks and a 120 liter safety fuel tank from ATL.

There was likely no need for any engine tuning as the GT-R has plenty of power on tap. It comes with a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine with an output of 530 hp (395 kW / 537 PS) and 488 lb-ft (661 Nm) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint clocks in at a flat 3.0 seconds for the standard GT-R.

The Tokyo Auto Salon ran from January 14 to 16 and is a showcase for both tuners and automakers alike.


Gallery: Nissan debuts the NISMO GT-R RC in Tokyo

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