Two months ago, the Nissan GT-R won the GT Le Mans and the Blancpain Endurance Cup in a wild season-opening lap on the racetrack at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.
Now it’s back in the GT-Rs spotlight, and it’s off-roads for the most part, with its rear wing being bent, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fast car.
We get to take a look at its off-the-line speed, too.
Read More , and what’s on-board, too: the new Nissan GT350R.
While its rear wheels are much more upright than its front wheels, its front is still a bit higher than the rear of the GT350.
The steering wheel and the brake calipers are lower than the GT650R, too, and the suspension is the same as the GT450R.
But what really jumps out from this car is the powerplant.
Its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine has an impressive 7.3kW (6.6bar) of torque, compared to the 3.4kW that was offered with the GT750.
The GT350 comes standard with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the GT500R comes with a 7-speed manual.
Both of the sports cars come standard with the latest-generation GT3 suspension, too – with the same 3.6-inch travel.
So what does this all mean for off-highway racing?
We’ve seen the Nissan LEAF, the Volkswagen GTI, and many other off-ramps in recent years, but the GT is perhaps the most off-track racing car on the market today.
Its versatility means it can be used as a racing car for a variety of track environments, and its track-specific capabilities mean it can race off-courses in extreme conditions.
So what makes the GT so special?
Well, it has a lot of power, which is good, but it’s not just a super-fast sports car.
It has a surprisingly agile handling, too (although its chassis is still slightly upright compared to that of the other sports cars), and its chassis can be modified to suit different tracks.
That said, its offroad prowess is largely the result of its offramp characteristics.
The car is extremely versatile, with a variety the capability to race on a wide variety of different courses.
The track-inspired suspension is a great choice for offroad, and a very nice upgrade to the GT400R, which has a similar suspension setup.
The GT350 also has a good amount of room for customization, and with its optional Brembo brakes and Brembos in the corners, you can also customize the car’s offroad capabilities.
And while the car is still not a race car, it can handle the race track in extreme weather conditions, so you can have some fun off-offroad.
With its offroads capabilities, the GT’s also the best off-street performance car on sale.
Its all-wheel drive, powertrain, and suspension all combine to produce very high performance and high efficiency, making it a great off-worlder.
So whether you’re looking for a fun offroad racing car or a race-ready sports car, this is the one you should be looking at.