GT-R GT3 – Return of Godzilla

The Blancpain Endurance Series round held at Magny Cours last weekend saw the debut of yet another brand to join this class, Nissan.

Power and Glory

This GT-R has a proper V6 Turbo engine, not the pick up truck V8 that is found in the current GT1 racer.  JR Motorsport were understandably modest in their expectations, billing their maiden appearance as a public test session.

New Kids On The Block

The GT-R, driven by David Brabham and Richard Westbrook, had a dream debut finishing 8th overall. To put that into context, one only has to contrast that result with the two retirements suffered by the other new boys, McLaren. GT3 is an intensively competitive arena but it is clear that the established brands will be pushed hard by the newcomers.

GT3 in 2012 just became even more interesting.

John Brooks, August 2011

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