Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 will race in Japan next year
Nismo nametag is expected to reach the GT-R road car this year
Road-going Nissan GT-R Nismo is being developed by Williams F1 team
Japanese spec racer's chassis can be adapted to race in the DTM
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 was unveiled with new Honda NSX and Lexus LF-CC racers in Japan
The car, for which no powertrain details have been revealed, is significant for road car fans as its name hints at the upcoming road-going Nissan GT-R Nismo, which is being developed in association with the Williams Formula 1 team.
The Nissan GT-R Nismo road car is expected to get a power boost and numerous top-level aerodynamic tweaks in order to help launch the Nismo brand as a mainstream performance offshoot of Nissan, as well as justify a significant price hike over the standard car. It is expected to be launched at this November's Tokyo motor show.
Furthermore, the Nissan, Honda and Lexus have been developed to meet the DTM touring car chassis regulations, raising the prospect that they could be seen racing in Europe with modified engines.