Last week, Nissan teased its Altima for the Australian V8 Supercars series and now it’s made its public debut at a special event out in Melbourne.
As we mentioned before, this is the first entry from an automaker other than Ford or Holden in the past 20 years in the Australian V8 Supercars series. The Japanese automaker partnered up with Kelly Racing and will have four Altimas campaigning in the 2013 season.
Nissan will also be the only automaker in the series to use a production engine in its race car, a Nismo-developed VK56DE V8 that is seen in stock form under the hood of the Titan, Armada, and Pathfinder. It is also the same powerplant that Nissan uses in its GT-R FIA GT1 race car. The engine however has been destroked from a 5.6-liter to a 5.0-liter in order to comply to Australian V8 Supercars series rules.