Nissan Z GT4 race automotive revealed, full particulars to return at SEMA


The brand new Nissan Z is simply arriving at dealerships, however the Japanese automaker is prepared to speak motorsports.

On Tuesday, the Nissan Z GT4 race automotive debuted with an enormous wing, revised aerodynamics, and a Nismo-tuned powertrain. Full particulars will likely be introduced on the 2022 SEMA present in November with deliveries of the GT4 set to start within the first half of 2023.

The Z GT4 made its unofficial debut in prototype kind on the Fuji 24-hour race in April, however on the time Nissan did not let on what the automotive truly was. The prototype featured the GT4’s wing and hood, however lacked the race automotive’s wheel design and entrance splitter.

Nissan Z GT4 race car

Nissan Z GT4 race automotive

Based mostly on the 2023 Z, the GT4 mannequin is a manufacturing car modified for racing. Nissan stated its in-house efficiency division Nismo tuned the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine within the race automotive, although an influence score and modifications have not been detailed but. The twin exhaust system has been changed with a single exhaust tip poking out the rear of the passenger aspect, doubtless developed by Nismo. A sequential transmission is anticipated.

The chassis and suspension have been reworked for racing obligation, and the automotive will get a brand new physique equipment with upgraded aerodynamics. An enormous wing, a brand new entrance splitter, a vented hood with locking pins, and a brand new wheel design can all be seen.

Nissan famous the inside has been up to date to “work for drivers of all kinds,” however did not elaborate and no photos have been launched.

Nissan Z GT4 race car

Nissan Z GT4 race automotive

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta stated, “Motorsports for Nissan is an expression of our ardour and experience.” The identical may very well be stated concerning the Z itself, because it the enduring sports activities automotive was set to die after the 370Z era.

Reborn for 2023 as an beneath the desk skunkworks venture, the Z now exists due to chief product specialist for the Nissan GT-R and Nismo, Hiroshi Tamura, and Nissan’s head of design Alfonso Albaisa. The 2 males successfully campaigned inside the corporate to resurrect the Z, and so they succeeded.

The GT4 will likely be provided to prospects as a turn-key race automotive. The automaker did not define whether or not it’ll marketing campaign the automotive itself, nor has it stated whether or not it’ll construct the automotive or outsource the manufacturing to a companion. Previously, Nissan’s partnered with different companies to construct its buyer race vehicles.

Nissan’s eager on the brand new Z competing in motorsports because the Z GT500 competed in Japan’s Tremendous GT touring automotive race collection earlier in 2022.


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