The new Nissan Z is ready to go racing with the unveiling of the Z GT4, previewed with a series of images before full technical specifications are announced at November’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The Nismo Racing Division brought the car to life and has made a series of significant changes to the road-going model. Nissan notes that modifications have been made to the tuning of the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, as well as both the chassis and suspension to get it ready for competitive use on a racetrack.
From a visual standpoint, the Nissan Z GT4 catches the eye thanks to the host of aerodynamic upgrades made. These start at the front end where Nismo has crafted a new splitter and canards on either side of the bumper to increase downforce on the front axle. The car has also been equipped with a race-ready hood and sits on distinctive gloss black wheels.
Exterior changes continue at the rear with the fitment of a large fixed rear wing, a GT4 badge on the decklid-mounted lip spoiler, a rain light, tow hook, and a single exhaust pipe, as opposed to the twin setup of the road car.
Nissan is yet to showcase the interior of the Z GT4 but says it has been developed to work for “drivers of all types.”
“Motorsports for Nissan is an expression of our passion and unrivaled expertise,” Nissan chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said in a press release. “The Nissan Z continues to maintain its position as an exciting sports car that fascinates drivers with its driving dynamics and flexible powertrain. 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.”
Customer deliveries of the Nissan Z GT4 will kick off in the first half of 2023.