Nissan GT-R Nismo Race Car is a Tokyo Auto Salon Show Stopper

Jason Siu
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nissan gt r nismo race car is a tokyo auto salon show stopper

Competing in the Super GT’s top GT500 class, the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 race car looked right at home at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon.

More closely resembling its production counterpart, the 2014 GT500 saw changes to its aerodynamics as the Super GT Series changes its regulations for the GT500 class to be more closely aligned with DTM. Starting with the 2014 season, GT500-class vehicles must run a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can be mated to a hybrid powertrain while DTM cars will continue to run their 4.0-liter V8s for the time being.

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The 2014 Super GT’s GT500 class is shaping up to be one of the best seasons of racing yet, especially with the Honda NSX-GT and the Lexus RC F GT500 joining the GT-R Nismo GT500 on the track.

GALLERY: 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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