NISMO unveils Nissan Z GT500 Super GT racer
Nissan and Nissan Motorsports International today unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500 race car at Fuji International Speedway. The car will participate in the Super GT Series starting with the 2022 season.
Under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan announced in May last year, Nissan says it has been transforming to provide superior brand value. Entering the highly competitive Super GT series with the all-new Nissan Z sports car is part of these efforts.
Nissan said it has always strived to deliver excitement to customers through innovation. In the early 1970s. as a newcomer to motor racing in the United States, Nissan clocked up straight wins at the SCCA C Production Series with the S30 240Z. In the 1990s, Nissan had multiple wins in the IMSA Series with the Z32 300ZX and its participation in the JGTC/Super GT series with the Z33 in the 2000s led to a series championship.
“The Nissan Z GT500 symbolises Nissan’s spirit of taking on challenges and bringing excitement to life,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta. “Through our racing efforts we continue to innovate our cars and we race to win with the same daring we have displayed so many times over the years.”
President and CEO of NISMO, Takao Katagiri, said: “We are entering the 2022 Super GT series with our all-new Nissan Z GT500 car and our huge passion for motorsports. We hope that our fans will continue to passionately support the Nissan and NISMO motorsport teams.”