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While it hasn’t been a secret and was actually first unveiled in September, Nissan’s new GT4-spec factory-built racecar was revealed to the public at large during SEMA 2022 in Las Vegas, the race-ready car being the result of a collab between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports and Customizing Co., Ltd. The all-new Nissan Z is the base for the circuit-approved racecar, and you have to admit that it’s a pretty good place to start a build. 2023 is when this car will first see any form of competition, the plan is to campaign the cars in the US and Japan in the SRO Pirelli GT4 America series and Super Taikyu Series with full support from NISMO. “The SEMA Show is an ideal place to debut our Z GT4 to racers, enthusiasts and the entire industry,” said Michael Carcamo, the director who’s in charge of the future development of Nissan’s sportscars. “We are in the throes of preparing for the 2023 racing season – testing here locally this past weekend – and we look forward to continuing to talk with teams and continue to establish the Z as a force to be reckoned with on tracks around the world.”

For SEMA 2022 the car was covered in a unique livery that gives a nod to Nissan racecars from the past, even making use of Nissan’s iconic 23 race number. This is found inside a rising sun logo, as you’d expect from a Japanese racecar with historic ancestors. That number 23 is favoured by Nissan because in Japanese 2 is pronounced as ‘Ni and 3 is pronounced as ‘San” so it’s a little bit of wordplay using the name as the race number. Clever huh? The new Z logos on the rear quarter panel highlight a modern interpretation of the OG 240Z and Fairlady Z badging. The Nissan Z GT4 tips the scales at 1 410 kg and is powered by Nissan’s highly-tunable VR30DDTT, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that in GT4-spec is rated at 330 kW with 600 Nm of torque and it’s built for longevity under race conditions. That doesn’t come cheap though, it’s expected to be listed at a hefty $229 000.

Take a look at the YouTube video that describes this all-new factory-built GT4-spec Nissan Z car, a competition-ready racecar that's ready to attack tracks in 2023: New Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | 2022 SEMA Show | Planet Car News

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