The Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3-spec race car made a successful debut at the Blancpain Endurance Series at Magny-Cours over the weekend, finishing eight in a field of 35 cars for JR Motorsport and proving that the car has enough bite to back up its bark.

Built to GT3 race specs and jointly developed by NISMO and JRM, the NISMO GT-R carries the same 3.8-liter VR38DETT V6 engine as that of the production model with an output of 530 horsepower and 451 lb/ft of torque.

The NISMO GT-R GT3, which was driven by David Brabham and Richard Westbrook, capped off its impressive performance by covering over 440 kilometers in just a little over three hours of action, showing that it can run with the established models of the GT3 class in just its first racing action. With development only beginning a year ago, the Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3’s performance at Magny-Cours is a sign of great things to come for both the car and the JR Motorsport team.

“We came to Magny-Cours with a plan, as our main goal was to test the reliability of the car in an endurance event and to assess how it compared in a competitive environment - and that’s exactly what we’ve done," team principal Andy Barnes said.

"To achieve such a solid all-round performance has taken months of hard work by NISMO and JRM. The outcome of this weekend really underlines the true potential of the car and keeps our development program and pre-launch plans firmly on track.”

The future’s looking bright for the newest race car in the GT3 grid. Both NISMO and JRM are confident that with an impressive car in tow, the team will be remain competitive in future GT3-class races.

  • 2012 Nissan Nismo GT-R GT3 by JR Motorsport
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    3.8-liter VR38DETT V6 engine
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    530 horsepower
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    451 lb/ft of torque
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  (683) posted on 12.4.2011

530 hp is already impressive for a sedan vehicle but not for a sports vehicle like this. Well, I think that Nissan should use a more impressive and efficient engine than with V6 engine only.

  (314) posted on 10.13.2011

2011 Nissan GTR 35RX by Greedy defines car speed by the way it is designed. The car looks so aggressive on the race track.

  (410) posted on 09.28.2011

Nissan Nismo GT-R GT3 have great specification of car. Definitely one of the best developed car. It’s even look very competitive and almost perfect race car.

  (517) posted on 09.16.2011

Aggressive race car!. My first instinct for this car is race car that always moving fast not like the other race car. hehehe

  (328) posted on 09.5.2011

As expected from the GT-R, its speed performance is awesome. And I think its just a bonus that the styling is kind of aggressive. Anyway, I was thinking if this is done for exclusivity or it will be available in the market.

  (342) posted on 09.5.2011

For a racing car, the styling of the car is quite aggressive! Plus, its speed performance is kind of remarkable. I’m impressed on the work done by the JR Motorsport. BTW, its a good thing that it offer a better fuel economy.

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