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A Brit company is making 23 Nissan GT-R road-legal race cars
Holy moly these things could be absolutely wild
A true race car for the road – that’s something we’ve heard a number of times over the past few years isn’t it? How many truly succeed in blending day-to-day comfort with blistering track times, though?
Well, if it’s comfort you’re after, you probably won’t find that here. What you will find is possibly the most bonkers Nissan GT-R ever seen parked in your local supermarket.
It’s all thanks to a British engineering company called JRM. In the past they’ve done their business on race tracks – mainly producing and running GT3 versions of the GT-R for customer racing, but also winning the FIA GT1 Drivers’ World Championship title in 2011.
They’ve some pedigree with Nissan’s finest then, and now they’re planning to transfer all of that to the road, with 23 special editions of what you see above – the inventively-named JRM GT23.
Looks wild, doesn’t it? There are of course HUGE wings at both ends for the proper race car look, but there’s also so much more going on under the skin. Each car will cost £380,000, which goes some way to explaining how much work is put into them. Apparently, JRM will review all of the major systems in the car and redesign anything they need to in order to improve lap times. Quite how that’s relevant to a morning slog down the M25 remains to be seen.
The GT-R’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 remains, but here it’ll push 650bhp to the rear wheels only. Plus, there’ll be a new six-speed sequential gearbox and a height-adjustable double wishbone suspension setup.
JRM also says that significant changes will be made to the standard car’s weight – i.e. almost everything that’s not nailed down (and probably lots of stuff that is) will be stripped out. Apparently it’ll weigh 1,375kg.
Interested? Reservations are apparently open now and production will commence in Spring next year. Speed bumps of the UK, look out…