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New GT-R Enters Super GT Series In Japan

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:19 PM

Highlighting the company’s continued commitment to global motorsport, Nissan will enter the all-new GT-R into the premium Japanese motorsport series, SUPER GT.

2008 marks the return of GT-R to racing, following the transition from the R34 model to the Z five years ago.
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(Former Nissan driver Richard Lyons with the new GT-R in prototype form)

NISMO will give technical support and car development support to teams entering the NISSAN GT-R in SUPER GT. As a part of the Nissan team group, NISMO, HASEMI MOTORSPORT, TEAM IMPUL, and KONDO RACING will enter the GT500 class with a total of five NISSAN GT-Rs.

The 2008 NISSAN GT-R has been developed with the following areas of focus:

1. Reducing parts weight, lowering the centre of gravity and optimising weight distribution to improve handling and vehicle dynamics
2. Using the aerodynamics of the new NISSAN GT-R to decrease drag and increase down-force
3. Increased power and improved efficiency from the VK45 engine

National privateer support:

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SUPER GT GT300 class

Give technical support to privateer teams entering the Fairlady Z.

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Super Taikyu series
Give technical support to privateer teams entering the ST-1 class or ST-3 class with a Fairlady Z.

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2008 model
Weight - 1100 kg
Engine - VK45DE
Engine Displacement - 4494 cc
Max. Power - Over 500 ps
Max. Torque - Over 52 kgm
Clutch - 5.5"Carbon triple plate
Transmission - 6 Speed sequential (Transaxle)
Brakes (Front) - Ventilated disc
Brakes (Rear) - Ventilated disc
Suspension (Front) - Double wishbone
Suspension (Rear) - Double wishbone
Driven Wheels - Rear (2WD)
Wheels (Front) - 13.0J×18
Wheels (Rear) - 13.0J×17
Tyres (Front) - 330/40R18
Tyres (Rear) - 330/45R17