- "Nissan GT-R GT500 '08" redirects here. For other GT500-spec R35 GT-R models appearing in previous games, see the "See also" section.
The Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R '08 is a race car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.29, released on November 6, 2018. It also appears in Gran Turismo 7, as Nissan GT-R GT500 '08.
The car appears to be the #23, driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoît Tréluyer, who achieved a 1st place finish in the 2008 Super GT season Driver's Championship.
"The first to incorporate new regulations; the GT-R that met the expectations of fans with its overwhelming speed."
When the all-new R35 GT-R made its debut in the Fall of 2007, it was obvious that Nissan intended its supercar to go racing. The company didn't waste much time making its official announcement. Only a month after the GT-R went on sale, Nissan told the Japanese press that the new GT-R would compete in the Super GT Series, the most popular race series in Japan, perhaps all of Asia.
Specifically developed with 2009 vehicle regulations in mind, this race-ready Nissan GT-R featured an innovative construction design that centered on the cabin. While its overall appearance was similar to that of the production GT-R, the race car was a completely different animal.
The engine was a 4.5-liter V8 based on the VK45DE, the power plant in the Fairlady Z GT race car from the previous year. It was reported to produce more than 493 HP.
In competition, the number 23 Xanavi Nismo GT-R piloted by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer, showed incredibly performance from the opening round of the car's maiden season, winning the first two races. In the end it won a total of three races, good enough to bring the team the driver's title in 2008.
In all, five GT-Rs competed in the Super GT series that year. The GT-R finished 1-2 in the opening round at Suzuka, and won a total of seven out of that year's nine races, meeting, and perhaps exceeding, the expectations of Nissan and GT-R fans all over Asia.
As a Premium car, the Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R (SUPER GT) '08 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 950,000 Credits. It is a Level 20 car.
The Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R '08 can be purchased from the Nissan dealership for 950,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.
This car can be purchased from the Nissan section of Brand Central for 800,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased from the Nissan section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits.
- Other GT500 R35 GT-Rs: