Delivered: The Nissan Z GT4 cars are coming to North America

J.A.
By J.A. Ackley
Feb 21, 2023 | Nissan, SRO America, Nissan Z, Pirelli GT4 America Championship

Photography courtesy Nissan

For those waiting for the Nissan Z GT4 to arrive on U.S. soil, your dreams may have just come true.

Nissan will provide the Z GT4 cars plus support to TechSport Racing in the Pirelli GT4 America Championship, pending SRO homologation. The pilot customer program will feature drivers Eric Powell, Colin Harrison, Bryan Heitkotter and Grayson Farischon.

Nissan Z GT4 Specifications

  • Length: 172.4 inches
  • Width: 73.6 inches
  • Weight: 3,108 pounds (Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.)
  • Engine: VR30DDTT
  • Displacement: 2997cc
  • Maximum Output: 450 horsepower Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.
  • Maximum Torque: 443 lb.-ft. Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.
  • Front Wheels: 18 x 10.5
  • Rear Wheels: 18 x 11
  • Price: $229,000 USD. The price includes required race package and excludes shipment, handling charges and tax.
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Comments
racerfink
racerfink UberDork
2/21/23 1:14 p.m.

Good to see Bryan back in a car.  A true alien behind the wheel.  Wonder if they'll nerf the Z like they did the Camaro a few years ago when Auschenbach dominated the GT4 class in the Blackdog Speedshop car.

mr2peak
mr2peak GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/21/23 1:39 p.m.

$229k for a RWD Nissan

racerfink
racerfink UberDork
2/21/23 1:44 p.m.

In reply to mr2peak :

Seeing as it's a fully sorted, homologated race car, with full NISMO support...

QuikMcshifterson
QuikMcshifterson New Reader
2/21/23 6:25 p.m.

Hm.. what transmission?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
2/21/23 6:32 p.m.

When are the base model Z's coming?  

kb58
kb58 UltraDork
2/22/23 12:46 a.m.

The definition of what's "grassroots" seems to have become more flexible lately.

racerfink
racerfink UberDork
2/22/23 5:43 a.m.

In reply to QuikMcshifterson :

FIA GT4 cars are all paddle shift.

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
2/22/23 6:41 a.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

When are the base model Z's coming?  

We got our first one here yesterday base 6spd gray $52,000 ($10,000 of that is market adjustment) fun to drive in the same way a fox Mustang is or a BRZ was supposed to be, much much slower than it could be in an attempt to give it "personality" 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
2/22/23 6:41 a.m.
kb58 said:

The definition of what's "grassroots" seems to have become more flexible lately.

You're not the only one to notice 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/24/23 9:16 a.m.
Byrneon27 said:
kb58 said:

The definition of what's "grassroots" seems to have become more flexible lately.

You're not the only one to notice 

It always has been. We’re not saying that you have to buy a GT4 car, but we figure that some of you would like to know more about them. These are the cars that we see in IMSA and SRO. Buddies crew for them. Shops we know support them. At some events, we even share paddock space with them. 

Bryan Heitkotter is also one of us–I walked Solo Nats with him once but, sadly, his skills didn’t magically pass to me.

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