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
    | #1

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

  2. yuangs
    | #2

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

  3. cw
    | #3

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

  4. initial d
    | #4

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

  5. Adam
    | #5

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

  6. dasgtr
    | #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. | #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
    | #8

    SuperGT requires V8, Spec GTR is a V6..

  9. Robb li
    | #9

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

  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
    | #11

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

  12. | #12

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

  13. | #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. | #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. | #15

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

  16. | #16

    Very interesting article, thanks for sharing!

  17. | #17

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

  18. | #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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