FIA GT1 Nissan GT-R Specifications Revealed

April 6th, 2009


Nissan revealed earlier this year that they will be making a competitive entry into the FIA GT Championship for 2010 with a Nissan R35 GT-R built to GT1 specifications. In collaboration with NISMO and Gigawave Motorsports the car will be entered into four races in 2009 for testing and development. The first race it will be entered into is Silverstone, round 1 on May 3rd 2009.

Today specifications are out and the car was photographed testing at the Paul Ricard HTTT facility in the south of France during the media function and first official test day for the 2009 championship season.

As predicted the GT1 GT-R features a front mounted naturally aspirated V8 engine, a VK56DE with a displacement of 5,552cc. The VK develops 600hp and more than 650Nm of torque. It’s mated to a Ricardo 6 speed transaxle via a 5.5″ carbon triple plate clutch. All this drives only the rear wheels. Carbon brakes and pads all round are clamped by 6 piston front and 6 piston rear calipers. Putting the power to the ground are 18″ x 13″ Rays forged wheels all round.

More updates to come as the day progresses…

Photos: David Fontayne, Laurent Mercier,
Link: FIA GT1 Spec: 600hp R35 GTR


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  1. Bendoe
    April 6th, 2009 at 06:35 | #1

    Magnifique!!! can’t wait to see car on a race

  2. yuangs
    April 6th, 2009 at 08:40 | #2

    Really something for the GT1 club! Hope the result in May 3rd!

  3. cw
    April 6th, 2009 at 08:55 | #3

    wow its beautiful!!! only wish the photographs were bigger 🙁

  4. initial d
    April 6th, 2009 at 12:54 | #4

    I hate it when they always regulate it to the rear wheels; that’s not what the GTR’s about.

  5. Adam
    April 6th, 2009 at 18:10 | #5

    18 X 13……bloody hell….it’s the Nissan steamroller!!

  6. dasgtr
    April 7th, 2009 at 02:02 | #6

    Don’t get me wrong it’s an incredible car, but what’s wrong with simply entering an Super GT-spec GT-R?

  7. April 7th, 2009 at 03:50 | #7

    There’s a lot of rules they need to meet. For a start they have to actually be able to produce and sell these cars. It’s also based on the road car, something the SuperGT car isn’t.

  8. Robb li
    April 9th, 2009 at 13:52 | #8

    SuperGT requires V8, Spec GTR is a V6..

  9. Robb li
    April 9th, 2009 at 13:53 | #9

    I mean a V8 plus…v10, v12, all counts.

  10. April 9th, 2009 at 21:10 | #10

    SuperGT rules are that the manufacturer can run any engine from their lineup. So Nissan run a VK45DE V8 in SuperGT. Turbos add too many restrictions so it’s NA.

  11. Aaron n
    April 10th, 2009 at 15:49 | #11

    So the transaxle is still in the rear or behinfd the engine?

  12. April 12th, 2009 at 01:30 | #12

    Recent purchase only 150 miles and black residue continually results from exhaust. Is this normal or a sign of a problem?

  13. April 14th, 2009 at 15:49 | #13

    Silverstone is a fantastic circuit. It’s a great place to put the new FIA GT1 specs to tests. Looks like the car is a monster. Can’t wait for the pre-race coverage and the actual event! Nothing like a good ole endurance race to work out your new prototype..

  14. December 11th, 2009 at 05:26 | #14

    I’ve worked with custom fabricators working on the street legal version and had the opportunity to see what it’s capable of. Very fun, very fast and rides like it’s on rails. This version is just a beast, though. Would love to get behind the wheel for a couple laps.

  15. July 9th, 2010 at 09:56 | #15

    Unbelievably sexy car – can’t wait to see how it performs!

  16. July 16th, 2010 at 18:23 | #16

    Very interesting article, thanks for sharing!

  17. November 9th, 2010 at 04:52 | #17

    it looks really powerful.. does anybody notice it looks little bit like audi sports car?

  18. August 3rd, 2011 at 16:39 | #18

    My work colleague had a Nissan GTR and he used to drive me around in it at lunch time. Absolutely brilliant and lots of fun. I wish that I could get one, but my wife wouldn’t see it as a good ‘family car’. Bummer.

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