FIA GT-1 Spec Nissan GT-R Teams Announced for FIA GT 2010 Championships

January 21st, 2010

After finalising the specifications of the GT1 class Nissan GT-R and signing the official FIA GT partnership agreements, Nismo has been able to confirm that two teams will field it’s 600hp GT1 car in this years FIA GT championship series.

The teams are Swiss Racing Team headed by Othmar Welti and British team Sumo Power GT led by James Rumsey. Each team will field two cars a piece which means 4 of the 24 GT1 cars on the grid later in the year will be Nissan GT-Rs. Unfortunately, the Gigawave Motorsports team who partnered with Nismo in 2009 to test and help develop the car had to pull out of FIA GT championships this year.

Sumo Power had their GT1 machine at Autosport International show in Birmingham, UK last week so the public could get a good look. We also had a very up close look recently at the 2009 Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway, Japan. Check out our feature article on this beast here.

The first race kicks off in May at Silverstone Circuit, we’ll keep you informed of the GT-Rs performance!

Top Photo: Jakob Ebrey

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    Even though the r35 is one of the ugliest gtrs this is finally some real touch i can say.

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    The looks are always beside the whole picture in a racecar, but this looks kinda alright. But what I’m interested is to hear that racing exhaust, combined with some engine tuning 🙂

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