Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Released

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 development car

Nismo jointly with JRM Motorsports have just released details of the FIA GT3 spec Nissan GT-R. The car has been in development during 2011, with three outings. The GT3 is now available for sale at 32,000,000 Japanese yen, or around $416,000 USD. The 1300 kg(2866 lb) GT3 GT-R features the twin turbo VR38DETT engine, making 530(or higher) horsepower, in line with the 2012 US car.

Unlike the all wheel drive road car, this car is rear wheel drive, inline with GT3 regulations.  The above photo shows the 2009-2011 CBA front bumper, but the GT3 car for the 24 Hours of Dubai this weekend, sports a 2012 or DBA front bumper/grill.   Is there a chance we will see one in a US series?

GT3 GT-R with DBA front bumper

Press Release from Nismo.

NISSAN MOTORSPORTS INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD. (NISMO) is pleased to announce the official release of a Nissan GT-R (R35) that conforms to FIA GT3 regulations: the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

NISMO and JR Motorsports (JRM), its official partner for this major project, have been jointly developing the car during 2011 and, following a series of extensive tests - which have included three competitive outings - the car's performance and durability has proven its credentials for GT3 racing worldwide.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 features a 3.8 V6 twin-turbo engine that is based on a standard road car unit, developing 530ps at 6400 rpm. Power is delivered via six-speed transaxle that drives the rear wheels, activated by a semi-automatic paddle-shift system.

Designed with customers in mind, driveability has been an important factor in the new car's development programme. Therefore, as well as featuring a chassis that inspires confidence, suspension set-up and driver controls can easily be adjusted to suit a range of preferences.

The car is to be displayed in the UK at Autosport International (Europe's biggest motorsport exhibition) on Thursday 12th January, where it will be unveiled on the JRM exhibition stand. It will then be displayed for the remaining three day's of the show. The car will appear alongside the GT1 Nissan GT-R that won the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship. To celebrate the launch, JRM will simultaneously run the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 as an official Nissan Europe entry in the Dubai 24-hour race, where it will be driven by four Nissan Champions from 2011: Michael Krumm, Alex Buncombe, Tom Kimber-Smith and Franck Malliaux.

Sales and customer support for the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 will be implemented by NISMO for Japan, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania, whilst JRM will cover Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

The car is priced at 298,000 Euro (32,000,000 JPY)*. Enquiries should be made to either NISMO or JRM.

Specifications of “NISSAN NISMO GT-R GT3”
Engine modelVR38DETT
Power390kw or higher @ 6,400rpm (530ps or higher @ 6,400rpm)
Torque612N▪m or higher @ 5,200rpm (62.5kgf▪m or higher @ 5,200rpm)
Wheels (Fr/Rr)13.0J X 18

Source : Nismo News and NAGTROC

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