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This is the new Nissan Z GT4 racer

Nissan reveals first images of its new bewinged customer race car. We like

Published: 28 Sep 2022
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Nissan has unveiled some images of its new Z GT4 racer, and what it’s mostly got us thinking about is how good a road-going Nismo-spec Z would be. Do the right thing, Nissan. Then bring it over to Europe for good measure.

Anyway, there’s not much detail to accompany the Z GT4 images so far. We’ll apparently learn more at the official unveil at the 2022 SEMA show, although we do know that Nissan’s motorsports department has tuned the 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 (it gets 400bhp as standard but GT4 regs allow up to 470bhp) and “optimised its chassis and suspension”.

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Then there’s the aero kit, with that giant rear wing catching the eye and a new front splitter/grille helping the Z put on its angriest facial expression. At the rear the single-exit drainpipe exhaust makes us strangely happy. Particularly because Nissan has left the road car’s twin-exit rear bumper in place. 

“Motorsports for Nissan is an expression of our passion and unrivalled expertise,” says Nissan boss Ashwani Gupta. “The Nissan Z continues to maintain its position as an exciting sports car that fascinates drivers with its driving dynamics and flexible powertrain. We are confident that this track-ready GT4-category Nissan Z will be ready to write another chapter in Nissan Z’s 50-plus-year legacy of speed.”

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