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)
Displacement: 3799 cc
Max. Power: over 480ps/6400 rpm
Max. Torque: over 60kgfm/3200-5200 rpm
Weight: over 1600 kg
Tyres: Bridgestone Racing POTENZA