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2018 NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 Unveiled



Yokohama, Japan: NISMO has completed a shakedown of the newly-evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 that has been built in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations.
The first test for the for the new car took place on April 11-12 at Fuji International Speedway where development drivers, Masataka Yanagida and Michael Krumm were joined by Mitsunori Takaboshi, who is competing in this season’s Super GT GT300 class driving the current model Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
 
Additional tests will take place in both Japan and Europe to develop the new GT-R which will replace the current specification car which is competing in championships around the world in 2017 including Super GT GT300 in Japan, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup throughout Europe and Pirelli World Challenge in the USA.
“It was amazing how all the systems worked so well right from the beginning and the potential for making further improvements is very high," said Michael Krumm.
"As this car will be used worldwide by a variety of drivers with different styles, I want to work hard to ensure that it is possible to drive it safely at high speeds. I’m looking forward to the next tests.”
 
Details regarding the car's debut were revealed this morning in Japan along with the date for this year's 20th anniversary of the NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway.
This year's event – again supported by NISMO partner Motul – will take place on Sunday, November 26.

 
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for comparison this is the 2017 Spec

 

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The GT-3 looks great. Why can't Nissan give up a Track Edition that looks like this........

I have said it all along, Just read the Porsche play book and  REPEAT......................

If the track Ed. had front and rear spoilers and proper cooling, they might sell them fast like the  Porsche RS models do.

Porsche GT cars are very difficult to procure allocations.  If Nissan at lease provided Brake cooling and transmission cooling on the TE or Nismo GTR; the value would hold better.

Sick ! Wow

The steep hood makes it look like they finally lowered the engine. Maybe they are using the R.S.01 dry sump version now?

Did anyone see this comment on www.dailysportscar.com?

 

"No technical details of the new car were released but sources continue to suggest that the car is likely powered by a derivative of the 2 litre turbo four cylinder engine currently utilised in the GT500 version of the GT-R."

 

http://www.dailyspor...-nismo-gt3.html

 

This does not seem likely to me. I have not seen this speculation on any other auto racing websites.

 

Autosport

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/129145

 

Motorsport

https://www.motorspo...testing-897683/

 

Sportscar365

http://sportscar365....3-breaks-cover/

 

 

Did anyone see this comment on www.dailysportscar.com?

 

"No technical details of the new car were released but sources continue to suggest that the car is likely powered by a derivative of the 2 litre turbo four cylinder engine currently utilised in the GT500 version of the GT-R."

 

http://www.dailyspor...-nismo-gt3.html

 

This does not seem likely to me. I have not seen this speculation on any other auto racing websites.

 

Autosport

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/129145

 

Motorsport

https://www.motorspo...testing-897683/

 

Sportscar365

http://sportscar365....3-breaks-cover/

 

 

 

 

 

no that report is incorrect  the  GT3 rules state it has to be the same  engine as the  roadcar.  this 2018 car is an evolved version of the current GT3 car with new aero  ect ect

 

 

 

no that report is incorrect  the  GT3 rules state it has to be the same  engine as the  roadcar.  this 2018 car is an evolved version of the current GT3 car with new aero  ect ect

That's what I thought; GT3 rules would limit the engine based on the road car. Could Nissan change to dry sump as Tobiman mentioned in post #8? It does look like the 2018 GTR NISMO GT3 has a slightly lower and/or more raked hoodline.

Doesn't look wider/lower profile as the previous GT3...

its hard to tell (might be the camera angles), but the biggest difference I'm seeing is the rear wing.  the new 2018 seems lower than the current one

its hard to tell (might be the camera angles), but the biggest difference I'm seeing is the rear wing.  the new 2018 seems lower than the current one

 

 

also the area around the side exhaust is much more pronounced on the 2018 giving it a wider fatter stance even though the chassis is unchanged

Hopefully we can see some more of these features in the street versions.

looks like the wheel design is a different too...they don't look like the 6 spoke nismo wheels

looks like the wheel design is a different too...they don't look like the 6 spoke nismo wheels

 

 

looks similar to what they are using in GT500

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Sort of off topic, anyone thinking about going to the NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway or the Tokyo Motor Show this year?

 

http://www.nismo.co....tion/17003.html

 

http://www.tokyo-mot...e/20160915.html

Some photos from nismo factory during GT3 GT-R testing and development...

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I learned some interesting info about the 2018 GTR GT3 this weekend.  in addition to the aero changes that you see from the pics  probably the biggest change to the cars center of gravity with a change to how the engine is mounted in the car.  apparently it will be lower and slightly closer to the cockpit which will in turn hopefully help with turn in agility and help make the GT3 a bit more competitive against the newer more purpose racecar chassis it is now competing against.

I learned some interesting info about the 2018 GTR GT3 this weekend.  in addition to the aero changes that you see from the pics  probably the biggest change to the cars center of gravity with a change to how the engine is mounted in the car.  apparently it will be lower and slightly closer to the cockpit which will in turn hopefully help with turn in agility and help make the GT3 a bit more competitive against the newer more purpose racecar chassis it is now competing against.


Any changes for the street edition 2018 GTR?
What a monster! Looks hard!