Nissan GT-R to debut in Japan’s SUPER GT series
Nissan and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced that the NISSAN GT-R will run in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT series in Japan for the 2008 season.
The GT-R last competed in Japan four year ago when it won the Japan GT Championship in 2003 . Nissan will begin private testings of the car soon in Japan and the details about the vehicle specifications and team structure will be announced in February 2008.
The 2009 GT-R is powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 "VR38" engine, featuring plasma-sprayed bores and a special twin-turbo exhaust manifold system. The Nissan GT-R’s new engine produces 480 HP at 6400rpm and maximum torque of 433 lbs-ft from 3200 to 5200rpm.