Nissan unveils the new NISMO GT500

Nissan and NISMO have unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500 race car that will participate in the Super GT Series starting with the 2022 season.

This will be the first time that the ‘Z’ has competed in GT500 since 2007.

Based on the newest seventh-generation Fairlady Z, this new GT500 car will aim to continue the Z car’s incredible racing legacy.

 

Nissan has always strived to deliver excitement to customers through innovation. In the early 1970s as a newcomer motor racing in the United States, Nissan clocked up straight wins at the SCCA C Production Series with the S30 240Z. In the 1990s, Nissan had multiple wins at the IMSA Series with the Z32 300ZX and its participation in the JGTC/Super GT series with the Z33 in the 2000s ultimately led to a series championship. This new GT500 car aims to continue the ‘Z’ cars incredible racing legacy.

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.”

 

President and CEO of NISMO Takao Katagiri also commented: “We are entering the 2022 Super GT series with our all-new Nissan Z GT500 car and our huge passion for motorsports. We hope that our fans will continue to passionately support the Nissan and NISMO motorsport teams.”

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