Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500

Set to take on the recently-revealed Honda NSX Concept-GT racer in the 2014 Super GT series is the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500, which as its name suggests, will also compete in the GT500 class.

From next year, cars in the Super GT series’ GT500 class will be developed based on the same new technical regulations as the DTM (German Touring Car Championship), with the exception of engine-related regulations. They will use turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engines, which may be hybrid-assisted.

Nismo has developed the Nissan GT-R to meet these new rules. The racer, which underwent its initial shakedown at the end of July, made a demo run at the Super GT Round 5 at Suzuka over the weekend, alongside the Honda NSX Concept-GT.

No technical details have been released as yet, but Nissan says the racer is going to the Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway on December 1, where it is scheduled for exhibition and demo runs.

The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 supposedly points towards the upcoming production Nissan GT-R Nismo, which is being co-developed with the Williams F1 team and that could surface at the Tokyo show in November.