Sam Philip24 July 2009

24 Hours of GT-R

Nissan’s lethal GT1 race car heads to Spa for the big 24 hour race

24 Hours of GT-R

Anyone heading to the big 24 hour race at Belgium's Spa circuit this weekend?

If so, keep an eye out for this, the awesome Nissan GT-R GT1 racer. Yes, the track-spec Godzilla is competing in the endurance race ahead of an all-out assault on the FIA GT championship next year.

Having dominated the Japanese Super GT championship last year, we'd expect the GT-R to be right at the front of the pack in Spa. Unlike the road car's V6, the racer is powered by 5.6-litre V8 putting out 600bhp and 480lb ft of torque. To conform with GT1 regulations, it's rear-wheel drive. Sounds like a handful, eh?

But how will it fare against its tried-and-tested competitors - including Maserati MC12s, Corvette C6Rs, Saleen S7Rs and Ford GTs - at Spa? We'll let you know next week... 

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