The 2012 Nissan Nismo GT-R GT3 , which Nissan launched at the beginning of the year, scored some amazing results during this year’s racing season. Now Nismo is getting even more powerful for the 2013 racing season with the unveiling of its new 2013 GT-R GT3-Spec - a model that adds improvements to the engine, suspensions and aerodynamics. Orders will be accepted beginning on November 13, 2012. Each unit will be developed on demand.
Under the hood, the 3.8-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine has received new camshaft timing and reinforced moving parts. The engine delivers a total of 550 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 439 pound-feet at 5,000rpm.
In order to improve the car’s aerodynamics, Nismo adds canards to the front and the front fender louvers are enlarged. The positioning of the rear wing is also optimized. These changes improve aerodynamic balance between front and rear, and increase downforce, which enhances overall aerodynamic performance.
In Europe, the model will be priced at £270,000 - about $430,000 at the current exchange rates.
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2013 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Released
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Nismo) is pleased to announce the official release of a Nissan GT-R (R35) that conforms to FIA GT3 regulations: the 2013 Model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
The 2012 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which debuted this March, has brought back race victories from across the globe. Entered by NDDP RACING (Nismo) as well as customer racing teams, the GT-3 has outperformed the competition at this year’s SUPER GT series (GT 300 class), Super Taikyu (GT3 class), British GT Championship and GT Cup. Nismo has developed the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 using all the valuable data brought back from these races, in addition to the dyno, track tests, and customer feedback, to enhance its competitiveness and performance. Most significant improvements were made to the following crucial points:
- Engine performance & durability
- Aerodynamic performance
- Brake balance
- Suspension setting to suit new aerodynamics package
- Gear ratio to optimize engine output increase
Engine is the biggest contribution to performance enhancement, which includes new camshaft timing. Moving parts of the engine were also reinforced to guarantee durability. Several modifications were made to enhance aerodynamics: canards were added to the front and the front fender louvers were enlarged. The positioning of the rear wing was optimized. These changes improve aerodynamic balance between front and rear, and increased downforce, which enhanced overall aerodynamic performance.
The 2013 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is manufactured on demand. Orders will be accepted from November 13, 2012 on. Should the number of orders exceed production capacity, Nismo retains the right to make final decisions on order fulfillment.
Nismo is currently preparing an update kit for the 2012 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
Sales and customer support for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 will be implemented by Nismo for Japan, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania, whilst our project partner, JRM, will continue to cover Europe, Russia and the Middle East, in the same way as 2012 Model.
For more details, please refer to http://www.nismo.co.jp/en/products/GT3/index.html
Enquiries should be made to either Nismo or JRM.
Specifications of the 2013 Model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
Length: 4,780 mm
Width: 2,036 mm
Weight: 1,300 kg *
Engine Model: VR38DETT
Power: 405kw or higher @ 6,500rpm （550ps or higher @ 6,500rpm*
Torque: 637N･m or higher @ 5,000rpm (65.0kgf･m or higher @ 5,000rpm
Wheels (Fr/Rr): 13.0J X 18
* Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the FIA
This Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is a racing car. It can not be used on public roads or be registered for such a license.