Just a day after Nissan's
formal announcement that it plans to campaign a race-prepped R35 GT-R in the Tokachi 24-hour race
, GTR-World has procured a few pics of the coupe undergoing its transformation. The GT-R
appears to be getting aligned at the NISMO Omori factory (about 60 miles from Tokyo), equipped with a full roll cage and a set of the same Volk TE37s originally spied on a mystery mule back
in December. As with any competition car, weight reduction is high on the priority list, so NISMO has gutted the interior and fitted a carbon fiber trunk lid to help cut an estimated 273 pounds from the racer's curb weight. With NISMO producing parts for the GT-R race car, it's only a matter of months before owners can start individualizing their own super coupes abroad... and hopefully here in the States.