New Nissan Z is Super GT official safety car

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Nissan announced recently that the all-new Nissan Z has been named the official safety car of the Super GT race series. According to the Japanese carmaker, the Nissan Z will serve as the organization’s official safety car for the 2022 Super GT race season starting at the third round of the season to be held at the Suzuka Circuit.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the handover ceremony for the Nissan Z safety car happen?

    The official handover ceremony will happen on May 29.
  • What equipment does the Nissan have that will help it with its safety car duties?

    The Nissan Z safety car is fitted with a light bar on the roof, lights on the grille, and lightweight Recaro seats with Nismo-braided seatbelts.
  • A handover ceremony of the donated Nissan Z will take place on May 29.

    “This year we began competing in the Super GT with the Nissan Z GT500. Now the Z — the embodiment of Nissan DNA — will support the series’ safety,” said Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. President and Nissan Motorsports Business Unit Office Head Takao Katagiri.

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    The Nissan Z Super GT safety car will wear a yellow finish as well as equipment that will help it perform its tasks. It gets a light bar atop the car’s roof and LED lights installed on the grille. Inside, the safety car will have Recaro race seats as well as Nismo-branded five-point seatbelts.

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    Some of the Nissan Z’s duties as official safety car include pre-race inspections of the track for obstacles and leading competition cars when race accidents occur.

    “The Z sports car symbolizes Nissan's passion for driving and has been loved by fans around the world for more than 50 years. Unveiled in August 2021, the all-new Z has been enthusiastically received by new and old aficionados alike thanks to its iconic styling and exciting technology-driven performance. By competing in this season's Super GT with the Nissan Z GT500, Nissan and NMC aim to broaden the Z’s fan base and increase the exposure of the Super GT series,” Nissan said in a press release.

    Photos from Nissan

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