Nismo enter NISSAN GT-R for Tokachi 24hr

NISSAN MOTORSPORTS INTERNATIONAL Ltd. (NISMO) announced today the entry of the NISSAN GT-R racecar into the 15th Tokachi 24-hour race, to be held from July 20th to 21st in Hokkaido.

The Round 4 of the Super Taikyu Race Series - a grueling 24-hours race - is set to push the limits of the Nissan GT-R supercar while serving as a perfect testing ground for the performance and durability of the newly- developed NISMO tuning parts and competition motor oil jointly developed with MOTUL.

Team Director Taro Kumagai said, "This is the first NISSAN GT-R to race with standard road-car specifications and will be subject to extreme pressure to perform in a 24-hour race. Our target is to complete the race distance, testing the performance and reliability of the car’s endurance.

True to its grand touring heritage, we believe many GT-R fans will have great confidence and high expectations of the car’s endurance performance.”

The GT-R specific NISMO tuning parts used in the race will be available as accessory options to GT-R customers this summer.

* The racecar belongs to the FIA-Group N/A or JAF-N1/N2 for engines over 3001cc, and is categorised in the “IP (International Production) -4” class, that comply with the race regulations for the “Tokachi 24-hour special class” or the “24h special” for the Dubai 24-hour race.

Team: Entrant:  NISMO    -     Entry Name:  MOTUL NISMO Racing Team

 Vehicle Name:  MOTUL NISMO GT-R

 Team Director:  Taro KUMAGAI

 Drivers:   Masami KAGEYAMA, Tetsuya TANAKA, and Kazuki HOSHINO

■ Car Specification:

 Base Vehicle:  NISSAN GT-R (R35)

 Engine:   VR38DETT

 Displacement:  3799 cc

 Max. Power:  over 480ps/6400 rpm

 Max. Torque:  over 60kgfm/3200-5200 rpm

 Weight:  over 1600 kg

 Tyres:   Bridgestone Racing POTENZA