Nissan and Nismo have revealed the new Z GT500 race car, replacing the GT-R for the 2022 Super GT Series.
Unveiled at Fuji International Speedway, the new Nissan Z GT500 racer will take up the grid in the 2022 Super GT Series.
Those who know will remember Nissan’s efforts with previous Z cars in motorsport, with the wins landing during its first year in US motor racing in the 1970s 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.
Super GT Series regulations mean that the car will utilise a turbocharged, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that produces some 650bhp, with power sent to the rear wheels. It’ll go up against cars from the likes of the Toyota and Honda.
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 said: “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.”