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News Nissan and NISMO Introduce Track-Ready Nissan Z GT4

Nissan and NISMO Introduce Track-Ready Nissan Z GT4

Might the new Nissan Z GT4 allow us to dream about a Nismo-tuned version of the Z for the street?

  • The Nismo GT4 is a track-only car.

  • It is fully tuned for severe competition use.

The new Nissan Z is showing well so far, as expected. The analog performance, retro-cool styling, and the presence of a 6-speed manual transmission have all enabled the Z to be welcomed by the automotive community. And now that Nissan’s taken the wraps off the new Z GT4, we want more.

2023 Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | Photo: Nissan

That’s because Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd.’s (NMC) NISMO Racing Division was involved in developing the race car. Nismo tuned the VR30DDTT engine, optimized its chassis and suspension, enhanced its aerodynamics to the limit of regulations, and here it is.

“Motorsports for Nissan is an expression of our passion and unrivaled expertise. The Nissan Z continues to maintain its position as an exciting sports car that fascinates drivers with its driving dynamics and flexible powertrain,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta. “We are confident that this track-ready GT4-category Nissan Z will be ready to write another chapter in the Nissan Z’s 50-plus-year legacy of speed.”

2023 Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | Photo: Nissan

The Z is already quite potent and although Nismo does not share the VR30DDTT’s revised output, we think that a 450-hp street-legal Z with bigger brakes behind racier wheels and gripper tires is a very good idea.

We’ll know more about the Z GT4 at the 2022 SEMA show, November 1 – 4. Maybe some more Nismo news too?

2023 Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | Photo: Nissan

2023 Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | Photo: Nissan

2023 Nissan Z GT4 Nismo | Photo: Nissan

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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