Nissan has just unveiled their GT1 spec R35 GT-R that is scheduled to compete in the full 2010 FIA GT1 season. Debuting at the FIA’s media days at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, the race spec GT-R was a joined effort between Nissan’s in house motor sport division Nismo and the Essex based GT1 racers Gigawave Motorsports.
Updated 14/01/10: Nissan today unveiled new images of the GT-R GT1 which will race this year in the the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship.GT-R GT1
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The GT1 spec Nissan will be powered by the VK56DE V8, the same engine used by Nissan in the GT500 class of the Japanese Super GT racing series. The 600 HP produced from the 5.6 liter motor should be enough to make the 1250 kilogram chassis competitive. Balancing out the GT-R is a rear mounted Ricardo six speed transaxle. Quite possibly the nicest parts, and the only ones that could be used on a street car, are the beautiful 18x13 inch RAYS forged racing wheels.
The team has launched a website GTRLive.tv where fans of Godzilla and the hamburger logo. The GT1 spec GT-R will make its competition debut on May 3rd at Silverstone and compete in three more races in 2009 before launching an all out attack on the GT1 circuit in 2010.
What does this mean for GT-R enthusiasts? There is a strong probability of Nissan releasing an even more powerful, better handling LM version of the GT-R. A machine that would make the future GT-R Spec V seem more like a Sentra.