At Fuji International Speedway, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. unveiled a newly built Nissan Z GT500 race car. Starting in the 2022 season, the new GT500 racer will compete in the Super GT Series.
The move to enter the highly competitive Super GT series with the all-new Nissan Z sports car is part of Nissan NEXT program strengthening its brand value.
“The Nissan Z GT500 symbolizes Nissan’s spirit of taking on challenges and bringing excitement to life. 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”, said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta.
Nissan has a successful racing history in the United States. In the early 1970s Nissan notched up straight wins at the SCCA C Production Series with the S30 240Z. In the 1990s, Nissan scored many wins at the IMSA Series with the Z32 300ZX and its participation in the JGTC/Super GT series with the Z33 in the 2000s ultimately led to a series title.