Nissan‘s NISMO division has debuted their newly designed Nissan Z GT500 that will compete in the Super GT Series in the upcoming 2022 season.
A Nissan GT-R-based racing car replaced the Z33 back in 2008, and the Z series now returns for competition 14 years later. The matte-black wide-body sportscar first appeared at a special unveiling event at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway in which it’s seen doing display runs on the track. While no exact specs were announced, the competition class calls for a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with a cap of 650 horsepower.
“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,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta.
The production version of the Nissan Z will arrive in dealerships next spring as a 2023 model, with a standard 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 capable of 400 hp. While the GT-R Nismo has been ousted from the GT500, it’s still slated to compete in the GT300 class.
Take a browse through the gallery above, and view the unveiling video below.
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