Nissan Motor and Nissan Motorsports International today unveiled their prototype-like racing car at Fuji International Speedway circuit Nissan Z GT500 . The racing car & quot; with covered wheels & quot; will participate to the Super GT Series starting from the 2022 season.
As part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, announced in May last year, Nissan is focusing heavily on newly developed and electrified products that will flesh out the range, but also on Motorsport as an important test bed on which testing new technologies and powertrains.
The move to enter the highly competitive Super GT series with the brand new Nissan Z sports car is part of this new path.
Nissan is not; new to the world of motorsport and has always tried to offer enthusiasm to fans through innovation and technology, trying to participate in challenges and unprecedented championships, such as Formula E, before the others.
< p>In the early 1970s, as a newcomer to motor racing in the United States, Nissan achieved several consecutive wins in the SCCA C Production Series with its S30 240Z. In the 1990s, Nissan also racked up many early cups targeting the biggest seats. top of the podium in the IMSA series with the Z32 300ZX, also with the victories in the JGTC/Super GT series with the Z33, in the 2000s.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta said: & ldquo; Nissan Z GT500 symbolizes the sporty and emotional spirit of our company. Through our efforts in racing, we continue to innovate our cars and race to win with the same audacity that we have shown so many times over the years. ”
NISMO President and CEO Takao Katagiri reiterated: “We are entering the Super GT 2022 series with our all-new Nissan Z GT500 and our great passion for motorsports. We hope our fans will continue to passionately support the Nissan and NISMO Motorsport teams. ”
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