A lot of people were probably wondering why Nissan didn’t take its entry in this year’s Nürbugring 24 Hours race a little more ‘seriously’. While manufacturers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz brought their latest and most capable race cars to the world’s most gruelling endurance race, Nissan showed up in a road-spec version of the R35 GT-R running only minor modifications to help it cope with the stresses of a 24-hour race. Why not enter something like the GT3 version of the R35? Simple, the race was to serve as an experience for the whole GT-R’s development team, lead by Mizuno-san, preparing them for the next step in the car’s development. Hit play and relive what the team went through.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare