Nissan Motorsport International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) is releasing its 2018 model of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, which is based on the R35 NISMO and conforms to FIA GT3 regulations.
NISMO launched the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in 2012 and has been supplying it to customers around the world including in Japan, Europe, America, China, and Australia. The car accumulated several achievements including taking the championship titles in the SUPER GT GT300 class and the Blancpain Endurance Series (currently the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup), along with overall victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia) in 2015.
The 2018 model that is set for release reflects significant advances made on the base vehicle Nissan GT-R R35 NISMO, and the lessons learned from accumulated actual race data since the 2015 model was released. NISMO aimed to create a vehicle that took advantage of all of the GT-R's strengths and was capable of running with stability and speed at any circuit and on any brand of tire.
Specifically, weight distribution has been optimized and the center of gravity lowered by mounting the engine 150mm further back and lower than in the 2015 model. At the same time, the front and rear suspension, along with the cross member have been newly designed to improve the vehicle dynamics."
In addition to vigorous tests carried out in Japan and overseas since April of last year, participation in several series, in cooperation with NISMO's official partner teams this season, has seen the car run a total of approximately 30,000km. This new vehicle has enhanced competitiveness through improvements in its fundamental performance, at the same time, the new model is easy to handle for both professional and gentleman drivers, and offers significant reliability
Development features of the 2018 model:
Lowered center of gravity and optimized weight distribution through a revision of the vehicle package
Improved dynamics through newly designed suspension
Optimized balance between stable downforce characteristics and drag
Front and rear rigidity (flexural, torsional) improvements and enhanced linearity by utilizing advanced analysis technology
Dry sump system implementation for lowered center of gravity and lubrication reliability
Extended maintenance cycle through a newly designed transmission
Strengthened brakes with increased durability and reliability
An exclusively designed air conditioning system to reduce driver stress and ensure comfort during endurances races, etc. available as an option"