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Nissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R '08
Nissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R (SUPER GT) '08
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Premium
Interior in GT6 Detailed
Displacement 4494 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine GT500-spec VK45DE
Max Power 493 BHP
Performance Points 577 PP
Max Torque 52.00 kgf.m
Length 4800 mm
Width 2000 mm
Weight 1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.23 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R '08 is a race car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #12 driven by Tsugio Matsuda, Sébastien Philippe, and Dominik Schwager, with Matsuda and Phillipe tying with a 4th place finish, and Schwager achieving 22nd place finish in the 2008 Super GT season.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The IMPUL machine which showed great performance in the debut year of the new GT-R."

The Nissan team had fought hard in the Super GT series with the Fairlady Z until the 2007 season, but 2008 was the year to roll out the new GT-R out onto the track.

The new Super GT spec GT-R was built for vehicle specifications that were to be introduced in 2009, so it was entered as a specially approved vehicle. The A-pillar and roof of the base vehicle remained the same, while the height was lowered to 1,100 mm and the width was expanded to 2,000 mm, to the very limit of the regulations.

The underside of the body was greatly cut, the front nose was lowered as much as possible, and the front and rear wings were widened to the limit. Because of this, the GT-R had an intimidating look that greatly set it apart from the rival NSX and SC430, crouching low as though ready to pounce.

The mounted engine was the naturally aspirated VK45DE V8 engine introduced in the 2006 season for the Fairlady Z, and there were no notable changes. Still, the new GT-Rs immediately took 2 successive wins as soon as the season began, and in the end it had won 7 races out of 9. It was still lacking stability due to it being its debut year, so no single car went as far as to dominate the series, but the GT-R's still played the starring role in the 2008 race season.

The Calsonic IMPUL GT-R of team IMPUL led by Kazuyoshi Hoshino renewed their drivers for this season. With the new combination of Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe[1] behind the wheel, they placed 2nd in Okayama in the second race, won at Suzuka in round 6, and won at the final round in Fuji. They ranked 4th in the series, just under the full Nissan works team NISMO, an impressive achievement to say the least.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

This car can be bought at the Nissan dealership for 950,000 Credits. It is a Level 20 Premium Car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 950,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

NotesEdit

  1. Misspelt as "Philipe" in the game
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