Nissan has revealed a GT4 homologated version of its Z sports car for track use only, in collaboration with its Nismo tuning and motorsports division.

    Dubbed the Nissan Z GT4, deliveries of this race car will begin in the first half of 2023.

    This GT4 homologated Nissan Z racer is based on the road-going car, but has been developed at Nismo’s engineering facilities and modified for “severe competition use”.

    The Japanese carmaker said it tuned the car’s 3.0-litre ‘VR30DDTT’ twin-turbo V6 engine, “optimised” the chassis and suspension, and enhanced the aerodynamics within the GT4 regulations.

    Nissan is remaining tight-lipped on any further details about the Z GT4 racer at this stage, but has said that detailed vehicle specifications will be announced at the 2022 SEMA show, which runs from November 1 to 4.

    On the outside an apparent change to the regular Nissan Z is an aggressive bodykit that includes a low front splitter and a large rear wing that’s added on top of the regular ducktail-style rear spoiler.

    There’s also a large, singular exhaust pipe instead of the usual dual exhaust pipes, vents on the bonnet, Rays lightweight wheels, Brembo high-performance brakes, and tow hooks.

    Although the company hasn’t shown off any images of the GT4 racer’s interior yet, there’s a cockpit that “works for drivers of all types”, apparently. Sabelt racing seats can be partially seen in some of the images.

    This Nissan Z GT4 racer was previewed by the modified Z Racing Concept that debuted at the Fuji 24-Hour Race at Fuji Speedway in the ST-Q class, which is a class for special development vehicles approved by Super Taikyu Series and isn’t competitive.

    The GT4 version also isn’t the first track-only Z that Nissan has revealed, as it already has the Z GT500 racer which replaced the GT-R GT500 from the 2022 season.

    It’s expected this Nissan Z GT4 racer will inform the hotter, road-going Nissan Z Nismo that’s reportedly set to be revealed in early 2023, according to BestCarWeb.

    The Nissan Z Nismo will reportedly receive dedicated suspension tuning by Nismo, beefier brakes, chassis stiffening, Yamaha performance chassis dampers, a different exhaust, and a retuned electronic control unit (ECU).

    Other aesthetic changes will reportedly include 20-inch aluminium wheels, Recaro sports seats, a leather and Alcantara steering wheel, and a dash with red-accented stitching.

    It’s unclear at this stage how much more power and torque the Z Nismo will make, but with the Nismo exhaust and retuned ECU we could a slight bump over the regular version which produces 298kW of power and 475Nm of torque.

    Pricing in Japan for Z Nismo is reportedly expected to be around ¥9 million (~$A100,000), which is around ¥3 million (~$A30,000) more than the current, flagship model in that market.

    In Australia, the Nissan Z is priced from $73,300 before on-road costs regardless of whether you choose the six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission.

    The Z Proto, which is now sold out, was priced at $80,700 before on-road costs and added unique features such as Ikazuchi Yellow paint with a black roof, matching yellow brake calipers, 19-inch bronze forged alloy wheels, and interior trim tweaks.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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