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Nissan Strips Down The GT-R For Hardcore Track Use

NISMO GT-R RC makes the regular Godzilla look chubby.

Nissan's NISMO performance division used the Tokyo Auto Salon to show off the rawest GT-R short of the ones tearing it up in SuperGT.

Dubbed the NISMO GT-R Racing Competion, the racing-ready GT-R has been stripped-down and lightened up, given more potent brakes and a stiffer suspension, and roll-caged for the driver's protection; air jacks and a 31.67 gallon safety fuel tank also help prep the car for race use. Nissan says the suspension is compatible with racing slicks, further boosting the GT-R RC's track cred.

The car was developed for circuit racing, but should maintain its road-legal status—at least in certain countries. According to Nissan, the car is reportedly eligible for several racing series around the world, though the company hasn't specified which races they're referring to just yet. Price: ¥20,790,000, which correlates to $250,391 at today's exchange rates—almost twice the price of the Porsche 911 GT3R Cup. But the GT-R RC has power going to twice as many wheels as the Porsche, so we suppose it kind of makes sense.


  • Kristian says:
    January 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Very cool! Too bad the sticker price is so high though...

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    October 20, 2011 at 5:53 am

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