Nissan Motorsport International Co., Ltd. (Nismo) is releasing its 2018 model of the GT-R Nismo GT3, which is based on the GT-R (R35) Nismo and conforms to FIA GT3 regulations. The car will be built-to-order with delivery beginning from around January 2019.
Nismo launched the GT-R GT3 in 2012 and has been supplying it to customers around the world including in Japan, Europe, America, China, and Australia.
The car accumulated several achievements including taking the championship titles in the Super GT GT300 class and the Blancpain Endurance Series (currently the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup), along with overall victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia) in 2015.
The 2018 model that is set for release has over 550bhp and 637Nm of torque and reflects significant advances made on the base vehicle GT-R (R35) Nismo, and the lessons learned from accumulated actual race data since the 2015 model was released.
Nismo aimed to create a vehicle that took advantage of all of the GT-R’s strengths and was capable of running with stability and speed at any circuit and on any brand of tire.
Specifically, weight distribution has been optimized and the centre of gravity lowered by mounting the engine 150mm further back and lower than in the 2015 model.
At the same time, the front and rear suspension, along with the cross member have been newly designed to improve the vehicle dynamics.