|Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R '03|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4 Prologue|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||470 BHP|
|Performance Points||583 PP|
|Max Torque||75.00 kgf.m|
|Weight||1,080 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.3 kg (5.1 lb) per horsepower|
The car appears to be the #23 driven by Michael Krumm and Satoshi Motoyama, who achieved a 1st place finish in the 2003 JGTC season Driver's Championship.
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
One of the main reasons Nissan struggled in the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) in the 1990's was because of the Skyline GT-R R34's iron-block inline-6. So as soon as production for the R34 ended in 2002, Nissan replaced the car's RB26DETT engine with the VQ30, an all aluminum-block V6, mated to a transaxle for optimum weight balance.
The new GT-R made its racing debut in May 2002 in a half-ready stage, The following year, Nissan came out with the 2003 GT-R, which added pipe frames to the chassis fore and aft of the cabin. This finished product was a race car with exceptional handling, even prompting some to call it a "cornering machine".
Two Nismo GT-Rs and one Impul GT-R entered the 2003 JGTC series. In the opening race, the No. 23 Xanavi GT-R finished 2nd behind a Toyota Supra. In the following race, the No. 22 car driven by Masami Kageyama and Richard Lyons took the checkered flag, as did the No. 12 car in the 4th and 8th races, driven by Benoit Treluyer and Yuji Ide.
From the second race on, the Motoyama-Krumm team in the No.23 car placed consistently in the points. They had no wins, but in the JGTC where higher placing teams are given heavier weight handicaps, these finishes were ideal and resulted in Motoyama and Krumm grabbing the Driver's Championship and Nismo garnering the Constructor's Championship.
The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #33 in the Driving School area.
This car can be bought at the Nissan New Cars Dealership for 1,350,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R (JGTC) '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 734,014 Credits. It is a Level 20 car.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.