Nissan has given us a first look at its not-to-be-messed-with GT-R racer, set to compete in the FIA's GT1 class this year.
Looks mean, huh? OK, the paint job might be a bit Ford-tiger-stripes from the early 90s, but we'll forgive that. Check out that rear wing. Check out those arches. Check out those side-exit exhausts.
Nissan has ditched the GT-R's twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine in favour of a naturally aspirated 5.6-litre V8, which puts out a mighty 600bhp and 479lb ft of torque..all to the rear wheels.
Nissan GT1 GT-R - which will be run by NISMO and Gigawave Motorsports - will make its race debut at the FIA Silverstone meet on May 3, and is likely to take part in three further races this year before a full campaign in 2010. It'll be gunning for the Maserati MC12s, Corvette C6Rs, Saleen S7Rs and Ford GTs. They should be afraid.
© Source: topgear
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