The 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 based on the R35 GT-R Nismo, is now available to order. Nissan said that the track-only beast conforms to FIA GT3 regulations.
Nissan’s Motorsport division or ‘Nismo’ for short, launched the GT-R Nismo 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 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.
Nissan said that the 2018 model reflects the lessons learned from the actual race data accumulated since the 2015 model was released.
Specifically, weight distribution has been optimized and the center of gravity lowered by mounting the engine 150 mm 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.
There is also a specially designed air conditioning system to reduce driver stress and ensure comfort during endurance races – available as an option. The seat is lowered to help lower the center of gravity, without hindering the frontal visibility.
“To develop the 2018 model Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Nismo, as the official sporting arm of Nissan, has made full use of the advanced technology and expertise we have gained through our vast experience in racing, and this car is built to be competitive in GT3 racing around the world,” said Takao Katagiri, CEO of Nismo. “Whilst this is its first year of actual competition, it is already demonstrating its competitiveness, having attained achievements such as a 3rd place podium finish in the Japan ‘s Super GT (GT300 class) and a 3rd place overall finish in the Blancpain GT Series Asia. I would like to greatly thank our official partner teams for being the first to choose and demonstrate the full potential of the car and we have high hopes that a number of teams will be competing with the 2018 model Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.”
The 3,799 cc twin-turbo V6 delivers over 550 hp @ 6500 rpm and 637 Nm of torque @ 5000 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed sequential sending power to the rear wheels.
Suspension is an independent double wishbone front and rear. The car weighs 1,285 kg.
The GT-R Nismo GT3 carries a price tag of ¥60,000,000 (excluding taxes). Deliveries commence from January 2019 at Nismo factory.