The latest GT4-specification race car from Nissan and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing has been revealed in the form of the Nissan Z GT4.
Based on the OEM’s new Nissan Z sports car, the GT4 has undergone a wide range of serious modifications to ensure it is competitive within next year’s championship. The vehicle’s VR30DDTT engine was tuned by Nissan’s engineers, in addition to the chassis and its suspension being optimized for racing.
Externally, the Nissan Z GT4 body panels were altered within the championship’s regulations for the best possible aerodynamics. The OEM also changed the cockpit setup to ensure it was suitable for all different types of drivers ranging from enthusiasts to professional racers.
Nissan developed the Nissan Z GT4 at Nismo’s engineering facilities, and also spent time at several circuits to conduct track tests of the new vehicle. The car was entered into the Fuji 24 Hour Race in June 2022 as a test-entry vehicle and has also seen action within the Super Taikyu Series events at Motegi and at other events.
“Motorsports for Nissan is an expression of our passion and unrivaled expertise,” commented Ashwani Gupta, COO, Nissan. “The Nissan Z continues to maintain its position as an exciting sports car that fascinates drivers with its driving dynamics and flexible powertrain. We are confident that this track-ready GT4-category Nissan Z will be ready to write another chapter in the Nissan Z’s 50-plus-year legacy of speed.”
More detailed and in-depth vehicle specifications will be released at the SEMA show in the USA on November 1-4, 2022. The first vehicles are currently scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2023.