Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan
Motorsports International Co., Ltd. today unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500
race car at Fuji International Speedway. The new GT500 racer will participate in the
Super GT Series starting with 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 all-new Nissan Z sports car is part of these
Nissan has always strived to deliver excitement to customers through innovation. In the
early 1970s as a newcomer 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.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta said: “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.”
President and CEO of NISMO Takao Katagiri said: “We are entering the 2022 Super GT
series with our all-new Nissan Z GT500 car and our huge passion for motorsports. We
hope that our fans will continue to passionately support the Nissan and NISMO
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