Nissan GT-R Club Track Edition revealed

Nissan GT-R Club Track Edition revealed

For some of us the Nissan GT-R is the ultimate machine, it’s got all the speed, handling ability and technology we could want. But for others the refined almost automated GT-R doesn’t offer enough of a raw and wild driving experience. Nissan now has an answer for those nutters with its GT-R Club Track edition.

Back in April, Nissan said it would be working with third parties to set up a Japanese driving club that would offer members track-ready Godzillas, and the result is the Track Club Edition GT-R, a product of the minds at Nissan, NISMO, NOVA Engineering in Shizuka and Nordring tuning in Saitama, Japan.

Only in Japan, this umbrella organization is called The Prestige Club of GT-R, and to run in it will require rubbish sacks full of Yen: the car itself naturally isn’t cheap, costing ¥10,479,000 ($165,300 NZ); membership in The Prestige Club is ¥2 million ($31,500 NZ) and annual fees are a further ¥1 million ($15,250 NZ). But for all of that you get to have a hell of of time thrashing around your new worked GT-R in two race days a year and an annual gathering.

The car itself has performance upgrades including a new ECM, traction control, ABS and VCD programming, two-way adjustable Bilstein dampers and revised upper front links, a front lip spoiler, NACA duct and brake air guides among other things. Inside it’s all business with a four-point harness over a Bride Gardis III seat, automatic fire suppression system and NISMO data logging kit.

In terms of power the twin-turbo motor puts out in excess of 493 horsepower and 434 pound-feet, and the package rolls on 20-inch Rays Forged Aluminum wheels from the SpecM wrapped in Dunlop Direzza Long Life Slicks. If you’re a fat cat whose going to be in Japan and want a part of this series then applications are being accepted until September 20.

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