Nissan announced earlier this season a reduction of its
sports program in GT with the only goal of to develop a new Nissan
GT-R NISMO GT3. Although the cloak of Nissan Australia allows that NISMO has
a presence in the Blancpain GT Series more than neat, it is clear that the
season 2017 is a year of transition within the brand in key GT3. In
this aspect, Masataka Yanagida, Mitsunori Takaboshi and Michael Krumm has
started testing the new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, which have been published
their first official images during a shakedown held in Fuji.
The new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 had its first shot of
contact with the asphalt of Fuji during two-day test held on
the last few days April 11 and 12. A first test that is the starting point of
a complete testing program that will be held both in Japan and in Europe.
In this aspect, Yanagida and Krumm as drivers of development NISMO will have
prominence total in these test, for a lot of that in these first few miles
the new GT3 was also present Takaboshi, a pilot who competes in the
category GT300 in the Super GT with the current Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
Beyond these first images in Fuji, as it is logical NISMO
has not given major technical data of its new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. Despite
this, ‘DailySportsCar’ suggests that the japanese firm could have wagered
for the new generation of GT3 by a powertrain of 2.0-liter turbo. This block
four-cylinder engine would be an engine derived from the brand used in the
Nissan GT-R with which it competes in the category GT500 of Super GT. Beyond
these speculations, yes, you can appreciate a aerodynamics completely revised
with respect to the current version.
There will be follow very closely the evolution of this Nissan
GT-R NISMO GT3, which could well making his debut in the last third of 2017 with a view
to be fully ready for next season. In this aspect, the
first sensations Michael Krumm have been positive: “it Was amazing
how all the systems worked so well from the beginning and I think that the
margin of progression for making large improvements is very high. As this car
it is used all over the world by a wide variety of pilots with different
styles, I want to work hard to ensure that all can be fast. I have
many looking forward to the next tests“.