• 2022 Nissan Z GT500 Is Ready To Take On The Super GT Series

The 2022 GT 500’s mission is to continue a successful racing career

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Right after Nissan unveiled the 2023 Z sports car, Jonsibal came with a rendering for the future GT 500 race car. And guess what? Now that Nismo and Nissan finally unveiled the "production version" GT 500, we have to admit, Jonsibal was very close to the reality. The 2022 GT 500 race car was unveiled at the Fuji International Speedway and will be raced in the 2022 Super GT Series.

When compared to the street version, the Z GT 500 features a more aggressive look, with a body kit brought closer to the ground and several elements that will help improve the car’s aerodynamics. Also, the car is painted in matte black, and it features the number "230." We have to remind you that in Japanese "23" is actually pronounced “Nee San” - the reason why throughout the years the number was used for many Nissan race cars.

The new Z GT500 will have to continue a racing tradition started by the 240Z back in the 1970s. The S30 240Z scored several wins at the SCCA C Production Series. The success continue in the 1990s when the Z32 300ZX had multiple wins at the IMSA Series. Finally in the 2000s the Z33 took the championship at the JGTC/Super GT series.

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Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta said: “The Nissan Z GT500 symbolizes Nissan’s spirit of taking on challenges and bringing excitement to life. Through our racing efforts we continue to innovate our cars and we race to win with the same daring we have displayed so many times over the years.”

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