Nissan and its performance arm, NISMO, have unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500 race car today, at Fuji International Speedway. The new GT500 racer will participate in the Super GT Series, starting from the 2022 season.
Under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan announced in May last year, Nissan has been transforming its business to provide superior brand value. The move to enter the highly competitive Super GT series with the new Nissan Z sports car is part of these efforts.
Nissan has always strived to deliver excitement to customers through innovation. In the early 1970s as a newcomer to motor racing in the United States, Nissan clocked up straight wins at the SCCA C Production Series with the S30 240Z.
In the 1990s, Nissan had multiple 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 championship.
“The Nissan Z GT500 symbolizes Nissan’s spirit of taking on challenges and bringing excitement to life,” Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta said.
“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.”
NISMO president and CEO Takao Katagiri said he hoped that fans would continue to passionately support the Nissan and NISMO motorsport teams.
“We are entering the 2022 Super GT series with our all-new Nissan Z GT500 car and our huge passion for motorsports.”