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Nissan/NISMO unveils Z GT4 at 2022 SEMA Show

Heritage-tinged sports car ready for the GT circuit

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Have you seen the new Nissan Z yet? I haven’t, but folks who run the buff books have gotten their hands on a few. If you’re the impatient sort, maybe it’s worth your time checking out what’s going on at SEMA 2022 because Nissan has unveiled a special version of the NISMO-tuned Z GT4 that was originally introduced at the end of September.

“The SEMA Show is an ideal place to debut our Z GT4 to racers, enthusiasts and the entire industry,” says Michael Carcamo, Nissan’s global program director for sports cars. “We are in the throes of preparing for the 2023 racing season – testing here locally this past weekend – and we look forward to continuing to talk with teams and continue to establish the Z as a force to be reckoned with on tracks around the world.”

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This red and black Nissan Z GT4 that was created for SEMA — to the uninitiated, that is NISMO’s color scheme — harkens back to the company’s heritage, racing or otherwise. For example, the “23” is Nissan’s exclusive number, but it’s set in a reddish circle that harkens back to the rising sun that was used in Datsun’s 1970s racing exploits. Another heritage element is the modern interpretation of the Z logo located on the trailing edges of the C-pillars.

Power output for the GT4 is 450 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, which are respectively 50 and 93 more than a stock street Z. Here are the current specs:

Length4,380 mm (172.4 in.)
Width1,870 mm (73.6 in.)
Weight1,410 kg (3,108 lbs.) Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.
EngineVR30DDTT
Displacement2,997 cc
Maximum output330 kW (450 hp) Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.
Maximum torque600 Nm (443 ft-lbs.) Note: Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the SRO.
WheelsFront: 18 x 10.5  Rear: 18 x 11

For the 2023 season, Nissan will provide cars to pilot customer teams in the U.S. and Japan; on our shores, you will be able to spy Z GT4s in the SRO Pirelli GT4 America series. Each vehicle will cost approximately $229,000 though final stats on the Z GT4 will arrive pending SRO homologation.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.

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