A brand new era of Nissan’s Z sports activities automobile arrived for 2023, and, similar to it did for the predecessor mannequin, Nissan has constructed a racing model to GT4 specs.
The brand new Z GT4 made its formal debut on Wednesday on the 2022 SEMA present in Las Vegas, following a earlier exhibiting in September, in addition to in April throughout a 24-hour race in Japan, although Nissan did not let on what the automobile truly was at the moment.
Order books will open in mid-2023 for supply in time for the 2024 motorsport season. Nonetheless, choose buyer groups competing within the U.S.-based SRO Pirelli GT4 America sequence and Japan’s Tremendous Taikyu Sequence will obtain early variations in 2023 to assist with the analysis program.
The worth is ready at $229,000, which incorporates the required race bundle although not vacation spot prices and taxes.
The Z GT4 has been developed by Nismo and is powered by the identical twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 discovered within the street automobile however with output dialed to 450 hp, up from the standard 400 hp. Torque can also be boosted to 443 lb-ft, from the street automobile’s 350 lb-ft.
The chassis and suspension have been reworked for racing obligation, and the automobile will get a brand new physique package with upgraded aerodynamics. An enormous wing, a brand new entrance splitter, a vented hood with locking pins, and a brand new 18-inch wheels are all current. And a stripped-out inside has helped get the burden down to three,108 lb, which is sort of 380 lb lighter than the street automobile.
2024 Nissan Z GT4 race automobile
Although it is but to be confirmed,. a number of the upgrades might finally make it over to a Nismo-tuned model of the street automobile.
The GT4 is not the primary racing model of the brand new Z, as a Z GT500 has competed in Japan’s Tremendous GT touring automobile sequence for the reason that begin of 2022. A GT3-spec automobile may additionally be within the works as a substitute for the ageing GT-R Nismo GT3.
The SEMA present runs till Nov. 4. Nissan additionally used the occasion to current a Z fitted with Nismo components and equipment, in addition to a 1,300-hp Z drift automobile powered by a modified Nissan GT-R engine. The drift automobile was constructed by Forsberg Racing for three-time System Drift champion Chris Forsberg.