SuperGT 2010: Nissan Launch GT500 GT-R Teams for 2010 and New Engine

February 9th, 2010

Nissan and Nismo have unveiled their plans for motorsports in 2010 with an announcement today regarding the teams and cars to be featured in 2010 championships. In the Japanese SuperGT championships, Nismo’s field will shrink to just three teams down from four in 2009 which was five in 2008!

The 2010 GT500 specification Nissan GT-R will be raced by:

  • #23 Nismo MOTUL Autech GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer
  • #12 IMPUL Calsonic IMPUL GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli
  • #24 KONDO RACING HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R driven by Joao Paolo de Oliveira and Hironobu Yasuda

In the GT-R this year will be the brand new VRH34A 3.4 litre engine which replaces the outgoing VK45 V8 unit due to an update to the SuperGT rules. We’ll get you some technical details on the VRH34A as soon as we can.

As well as the SuperGT cars, Nismo will also be providing support to teams who will field their 2010 FIA GT1 Nissan GT-Rs abroad for the 2010 FIA GT Championships. Two teams will field two cars each in the series which kicks off mid April in the UAE at the Yas Marina Circuit.

We hope to see great things from the teams SumoPower GT and Swiss Racing Team and we’ll certainly be following their progress throughout the year.

Link: Nissan Motorsports Website
Link: SumoPowerGT Website

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  1. February 10th, 2010 at 11:37 | #1

    3.4 liter V8 or V6 ?

  2. Bendoe
    February 10th, 2010 at 14:26 | #2

    V8 I’m pretty sure

  3. February 10th, 2010 at 17:54 | #3

    I’m also quite sure it’s a V8. It matches with what Honda went for with the HSV-10.

  4. Bendoe
    February 10th, 2010 at 18:21 | #4

    yeah and I’m stupid cause actually I looked at the regulations two weeks ago

    “The only engine permissible is a normally aspirated V-shaped 8-cylinder engine with the cylinder capacity of 3,400cc and was approved by JAF.”

    for 2009, but these are gonna be the same for 2010, cause Nissan was not “following” the rules in 2009…

  5. Bendoe
    February 10th, 2010 at 18:23 | #5

    Nissan was not because of this “If permitted by the GTA, engine with other specification can be used by conducting adjustment of performance, etc. ”

    But I don’t think we’ll see this rule in the 2010 regulations anymore, and everybody are going to be with the same engine displacement

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