Nissan announced earlier in the month that it would be fielding a factory team in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, piloting a 2012 GT-R. The car is reportedly a Club Track Edition, a race-ready derivative sold in Japan, and our spy shooters have spotted it out in the wild.

The car is only lightly camouflaged, with coverings over parts of the the front fascia, hood, and rear windows. We will admit that your guess is as good as our as to what might lie beneath the wrapping, but given that Nissan has said the only changes from production car to race car are some added downforce in the front and a new rear wing, we'll just go with "nothing" as our answer.


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      mitytitywhitey
      • 2 Years Ago
      A privateer GT-R which started life as a completely stock showroom car won its class and finished 6th overall at this years' 12 hours of Bathurst. And a privateer GTR (also showroom) won its class at the N-ring 24 last year. So far as I know, GT-Rs are 2-for-2 in their respective classes in endurance races. Any others?
        mitytitywhitey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        Correction: the stock GTRs in their classes. When they switch to V8, RWD they are about average in the world of GT racing. Not that it's a bad thing to build GT1 cars. Motorsports is motorsports.
      tributetodrive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its sad that it already looks dated.
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      disguise? That'd be like Clark Kent taking off his glasses.... what disguise
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      James May does not approve.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait a second here guys. You mean the road going version wasn't neutered into a FWD vehicle? Props to Nissan for racing what they sell. Unlike other automakers who race AWD and sell us FWD with excuses. Also props for showing everyone that a properly setup AWD drivetrain is still preferable to RWD and mop the floor even at 3800lbs. Besides their horrid lawsuit against Dan Nissan where they tried to steal Nissan.com from him, this company is gaining respect in my eyes.
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        +1!
        Jonathan Arena
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Agreed. Props to anyone who takes a production car racing with relatively no mods... Lets hope thats the case with this one...
      _M7_
      • 2 Years Ago
      all negative coments are pure envy couse Nissan have a really engieneering car instead pay over price couse the badge XD....lets see if it can stand the race
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whatever it is is a faster GT-R, and we all want it!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Jonathan Arena
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was excited to hear that Nisaan was fielding a "stock" GTR in this race to see what it can really do, but if this car is truly to be "stock", why are they developing it? I really hope that other brands do the same and run some factory supported cars in this class so we can get a real idea of what's what...
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