ENGINE: Nissan VR38DETT, 3800cc, V6, twin-turbo POWER: Restricted to 410kW at 6400rpm, 650Nm+ at 4000rpm HOMOLOGATED WEIGHT: 1290kg the Australian GT Championship, and it will be the first time for Michael Caruso behind the wheel of the GT3 for a race, his normal seat being in the Team Kelly– run Nissan Altima Supercar. Michael has tested in the car both in Japan during the 2015 Nismo Festival and, more recently, at Phillip Island, where he soon looked right at home following some advice from new teammate Matt.
Michael said, “I am a lifelong GT-R fan, and I’ve had the chance to test the car a couple of times now. So, it will be great to race it at these two New Zealand events alongside our Aussie [Nissan PlayStation] GT Academy winner, Matt Simmons, who has been racing one of these cars this year in Europe.”
Hampton Downs 101 will take place on October 28– 30, which will be the first time anyone races on the new international circuit, and marks the grand reopening for the revamped facility.
Tickets are on sale at hamptondowns.com — get onto it, as it’s an event not to be missed. Those of you in the South Island will have a chance to see the GT-R in action at Highlands 101 on November 11–13, with tickets available for that event from highlands.co.nz.