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2012 GT3 Nissan Breaks Cover At Autosport International

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Nissan GT-R GT3 (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

Nissan GT-R GT3 (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

JR Motorsports (JRM) took the covers off the GT3 spec Nissan GT-R at Autosport International.

The official launch is the product of extensive testing by development partners NISMO and JRM that included three competitive outings – twice in the Blancpain Endurance Series at Magny-Cours and Silverstone and one in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship when the team took part in the three-hour race at Donington Park in late September.

“Obviously this project is important for many people, at JRM it's a milestone for us,” said JRM Managing Director Andy Barnes. “The car represents the first true global car that Nissan has made for the GT3 category. What you see is the end of a year's worth of work between JRM, Nissan and NISMO.”

“Essentially we have a next generation GT3 car, so the car is brand new and our customers are very varied. The car actually attracts a lot of young drivers and team, obviously the GT-R brand is quite a youthful brand but at the same we have a lot of experienced teams and drivers who are interested in the car already.”

JRM themselves are still finalising their own plans for racing in 2012, with their new LMP program the main focus. With the car available to customers for 298,000 Euro the development drivers – including GT1 pilots David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck have focussed on creating a base chassis that inspires confidence as well as with easily adjustable suspension set-up and driver controls.

The car, as unveiled features a number of developments on the car entered at Silverstone in October – including new aerodynamic part – and is powered by the 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 engine based on that found in the road going version of the car.

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