A look back at one of the most brutally fast race cars

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_EqaJKMvlWI

Geoff Brabham takes you behind the scenes of Nissan’s famed GTP ZX-Turbo.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltimaDork
9/23/16 11:16 a.m.

More of this please. That was awesome.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
9/23/16 11:57 a.m.

Still love that color scheme.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/23/16 12:03 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Still love that color scheme.

It's timeless. I believe I know the story behind it, but I'll confirm before saying anything.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
9/23/16 12:28 p.m.

Back when Nissan was still relevant to enthusiasts.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
9/23/16 12:30 p.m.

very cool feature!

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing Dork
9/23/16 3:48 p.m.

I love those cars!

kb58
kb58 Dork
9/23/16 4:20 p.m.

A number of the engineers and fabricators of the NPTI cars now work at the same place I do. Great resource for building my cars.

fasted58
fasted58 UltimaDork
9/23/16 4:20 p.m.

There's a long story, particularly chassis re-development before things 'fell into place' as Geoff said. I became so enamored w/ these cars (as well as the Group 44 Jags & Group C Mercedes) during that time. It was a great racing era.

Trackmouse
Trackmouse Dork
9/23/16 11:27 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
pinchvalve wrote: Still love that color scheme.

It's timeless. I believe I know the story behind it, but I'll confirm before saying anything.

It's ok. We won't judge you if you're incorrect. We want to hear it, regardless of truth.

SPG123
SPG123 Reader
9/24/16 6:47 p.m.

The rear quarter panel section of the 83 or 84 is hanging on my sons wall. Both cars flipped end over end right in front of me at Road Atlanta. I think it was 1991. The cars were outrageous.

kb58
kb58 Dork
9/24/16 8:00 p.m.

Was that due to the tire burst? From what I heard, what nearly did in the driver was the test equipment breaking loose and pummeling him after he hit the fence.

I have a wing end plate :), thankfully not from that wreck.

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