NEW NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 HITS THE TRACK IN JAPAN


YOKOHAMA, Japan (27 April 2017) – NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International) has completed a shakedown of the newly-evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 that has been built in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations.

The first test for the new car took place on April 11-12 at Fuji International Speedway where development drivers, Masataka Yanagida and Michael Krumm were joined by Mitsunori Takaboshi, who is competing in this season’s Super GT GT300 class driving the current model Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

Additional tests will take place in both Japan and Europe to develop the new GT-R which will replace the current specification car which is competing in championships around the world in 2017 including Super GT GT300 in Japan, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup throughout Europe and Pirelli World Challenge in the USA.

“It was amazing how all the systems worked so well right from the beginning and the potential for making further improvements is very high," said Michael Krumm.

"As this car will be used worldwide by a variety of drivers with different styles, I want to work hard to ensure that it is possible to drive it safely at high speeds. I’m looking forward to the next tests.”

Details regarding the car's debut were revealed this morning in Japan along with the date for this year's 20th anniversary of the NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway.

This year's event – again supported by NISMO partner Motul – will take place on Sunday, November 26.

“As this will be a milestone 20th NISMO Festival, we are determined to put on an event that people will remember for years to come," said NISMO president Takao Katagiri.

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