Nissan GT-R NISMO Returns to Nürburgring 24 Hours
Nissan may be from Japan, but there is no truer home than Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife for the Nissan GT-R NISMO.
The smoking hot car is well-known for setting a blistering 7 minute 8.670 second lap at the 15.7 mile track, a record among volume production vehicles. Nissan has announced the GT-R NISMO will be returning to the track for the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours competition—one of the toughest, most grueling endurance races in the world. It’ll take place June 21-22, and will test the limits of both the GT-R NISMO and its drivers.
GT Academy Germany Judge and former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld will team up with GT Academy Germany winner Florian Strauss in the No.80 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. They’ll be joined on the grid by the No.30 GT-R NISMO GT3 driven by two men who know the car better than most: Alex Buncombe, and Lucas Ordóñez—the first-ever GT Academy graduate.
Nissan has the car and the drivers to win the whole thing, but anything can happen at the Nordschleife. What are your predictions for the Nürburgring 24 Hours regarding the Nissan GT-R NISMO and its competitors?
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