Competition – the Nissan Z: A special purpose racing car is presented at the 86th Annual NAIAS in Detroit – the two-seater’s chassis has been engineered to meet both SCCA and IMSA standards, and it is designed to cope with high speeds and intense dynamic situations.
The Nissan Z racing car is assembled by the engineers at the Nissan Motorsport R&D Center in Clarkston, Michigan. The two-seater’s concept was designed for competition with low and mid-range power and chassis performance at the speeds of the Grand Sport (GS) and GT2 classes. The use of Nissan’s race-derived Z car powertrain of a twin-turbo V6 produces 405 horsepower with a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h).
The Nissan Z features a hybrid-drive system – composed of a 2.8-liter twin-turbo V6 paired with a 7.7-liter V8 supercharger. It also has aluminum high-tensile steel frames for the suspension and suspension suspension components are composed of the highest grade steel.