Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Nissan
Drivetrain FR
Engine JGTC-spec RB26DETT, bored to 2.7 liters
Max Power 459 BHP
Performance Points 568 PP
Max Torque 70.00 kgf.m
Weight 1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.4 kg (5.3 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan PENNZOIL ZEXEL GT-R '01 is a Race car produced by Nissan. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

The car appears to be the #23 driven by Frenchman Erik Comas and Japanese Masami Kageyama, who achieved a 4th place finish overall in the GT500 class of the 2001 JGTC season.


After making dramatic changes to the Skyline GT-R R34 race car for the 2000 Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC), Nissan made even more refinements to the car, including a five percent reduction in engine height that improved the car's center of gravity. The R34's aerodynamic were also improved via reshaped rear fenders, in line with new regulation allowing upgrades below the wheel center. Although the new car looked more imposing on the outside, it still couldn't match the speed and reliability of its main rivals.

But the Nissan team endured with clever strategy and better preparation and setup of the car. For example, at the fourth race at Fuji Speedway, a track well suited for the GT-R, the car performed admirably in unexpected weather conditions, leaving its rivals, who struggled to get the right setup in its wake. At the first corner of the race, the No. 23 Pennzoil Zexel GT-R, driven by Erik Comas and Masami Kageyama, took the early lead as the No. 22 Xanavi Hiroto GT-R, driven by Michael Krumm and Tetsuya Tanaka, followed closely behind. In the end, Tanaka dodged past Kageyama to take the lead, as the GT-Rs finished 1-2. Based on this win, both GT-Rs became championship contenders until the last race where the Comas-Kageyama team fell a bit short of recapturing the crown.


GT ConceptEdit

The player can unlock this car by getting the bronze medal in the first Course License test, held at the Mid-Field Raceway.


This car can be bought at the Nissan New Cars Dealership for 1,350,000 Credits.


This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.


As a Standard car, the Nissan PENNZOIL ZEXEL GT-R (JGTC) '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 731,680 Credits. It is a Level 18 car.


This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.


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