NISSAN MOTORSPORTS INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. (NISMO) has just announced the official release of its 2013 Nissan GT-R (R35) model incorporating a raft of aerodynamic, engine, suspension, brake and gearing updates to enhance performance and durability. JRM, which builds the cars in Daventry, UK, and distributes them across Europe, the Middle East and Russia, is set up to deliver the new car to teams in advance of the 2013 race season.
“We urge any race team out there, particularly if they are considering entering GT racing for the first time, to contact us about attending the Portimão test day, where we have exclusive use of the track and a new test car for drivers and engineers,” says Mark Dexter, JRM’s sales manager. “GT3 racing is not as expensive as people think and we believe the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 offers the most affordable and competitive package with which to exploit this category. Now is the perfect time to make the switch in time for the 2013 race season.”
The 2012 model Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which debuted this March, has brought race victories from across the globe. Entered by NDDP Racing (Nismo) as well as customer racing teams, the car has outperformed the competition at this year’s Super GT series (GT 300 class), Super Taikyu (GT3 class), British GT Championship and GT Cup. Using a combination of track, dyno and customer feedback, NISMO has developed the 2013 spec car to enhance its competitiveness and performance.
“The 2013 car incorporates a range of engine upgrades primarily designed to increase durability and performance. Specific changes include revised camshaft timing,” adds Dexter. “New ‘canards’, enlarged cooling apertures together with an optimised rear wing position form part of a package to improve front/rear aero balance, whilst also increasing downforce. It makes the car both a cost-effective and competitive car that can be used in a growing number of championships.”
The price is £270,000 (ex-works) and does not include shipping or delivery