Nissan has an updated version of its GT-R NISMO GT3 racer that will begin deliveries in January 2019. The racing car is built-to-order and will be supplied to racing teams around the world. Nissan says that the 2018 model of the racer reflects the advances made on the base Nissan GT-R (R35) NISMO car and lessons learned from race data since the 2015 model launched.
The 2018 model has optimized weight distribution and a lower center of gravity. That center of gravity change comes courtesy of mounting the engine 150mm further back and lower than in the 2015 model. Front and rear suspension and the cross member have been redesigned for improved dynamics.
Other optimizations for the 2018 GT3 car include aerodynamic optimizations for downforce and drag. Improvements in front and rear rigidity have been made for better handling. A dry sump oil system was introduced for lowering the center of gravity and improving lubrication.
A new transmission allows for an extended maintenance cycle and the brakes have been improved with better durability and reliability. Nissan has also fitted the car with an exclusively designed AC system that reduced driver stress and improves comfort. That AC system will be a big deal in endurance racing and is optional.
Nissan is offering the new GT3 racer for ¥60,000,000 or about $548,000. Nissan is offering options and spare parts for the car that depends on the racing series the car will be used in. A test car for 30,000km since April of last year.