Can A Race GT-R Run 4x4?

Their question not mine. We normally associate 4X4 with off road or trucks, all wheel drive with cars. At least that is how I roll, and how I refer to them.

For GT3, all wheel drive is not allowed, so all the cars run rear wheel drive. Its not a disadvantage in this class with these cars. All wheel drive works well for a street car, works well under a variety of conditions, but generally for racing the weight, complexity, and drag rules out all wheel drive. Ricardo Divila has 55 years of racing experience, with over 2000 races, 380 in Formula 1. So he is the kind of guy you should listen too, but also have to read between the lines a little on a "NISMO" piece. Check out the video below, and subscribe to

With 55 yrs of experience and 2000 races (380 in Formula 1) under his belt, Ricardo Divila is the legendary track performance engineer for Nismo. Likening it to a chess game, Ricardo is a master of motorsport, designing, planning and tweaking all the elements of the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 as the race, weather, driver, track and a number of other variables dictate.

In this video we grabbed some time at the track with Ricardo for him to answer some of your questions in our video comments sections, including, Can a race-ready GT-R still run 4x4? What happens with Torque Vectoring? What's the best setup for suspension?

Let us know what you think of the video - got more questions for Ricardo? forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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