Nissan preps release of race-ready 2013 GT-R NISMO GT3


Not more than two weeks ago we reported on the standard 2014 Nissan GT-R with improved looks and power. Now, news comes of the hardcore, race ready 2013 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. If you’re not familiar, the GT-R NISMO GT3 is a built-to-order, no frills racecar.

The GT-R NISMO GT3 — that we’ll refer to as the GT3 for the sake of brevity — is based upon the standard GT-R but with improvements and upgrades based upon what Nissan learned on the track and countless GT races. After having competed in the SUPER GT series, the Super Taikyu, the British GT Championship, and GT Cup, Nissan enhanced — much like the 2014 GT-R —  the body design and engine mechanics.

Nissan has boosted aerodynamics with enlarged louvers and newly added canards to the front fenders. Additionally, the placement of the rear wing was shifted. Reducing wind resistance and improving downforce, the new outward changes allow the GT3 to round the track more quickly and appear that much more menacing.

Under the hood, all moving components have been strengthened and reinforced so that the GT3 is better able to endure a raceday thrashing and carrying forward Nissan’s reputation for reliability onto the track. Within the engine itself, Nissan has altered the camshaft timing of the 3.8-liter V6 allowing it now to produce 543 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque.

Nissan boasts it’s improved the suspension, brake balance, as well as the rear differential gear ratio on the GT3. While it’s not given specifics to these upgrades, it insists the GT3 performance for 2013 is greatly improved.

The Nissan began accepting orders on November 13th 2012 and will only build a finite number of GT3s. Should orders exceed availability, Nissan will determine which orders to fulfill. Nissan hasn’t specified a sticker price, which means if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.