The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Mississauga, Ontario, will host the debut of the 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The first-ever race in Canada is scheduled for Oct. 28-29.
Nissan Motorsport President and CEO James Haughey said the company was proud to partner with Toyota Motor Corp. for this unique event.
“We are extremely proud to bring this iconic sports car to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the first time,” Haugheimer said.
“The GT-Rs are the most technologically advanced and technologically advanced sports cars on the planet and we are proud to showcase the incredible capabilities of this car at the most important track in the world.”
The Canadian Tire Sports Car Park is home to many of the world’s best sports car drivers and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome this iconic car to Canada.
“The GT is the only race car in the entire class of the FIA World Championship to use an air suspension system.
The car’s carbon-fiber monocoque structure has a rigid rear wing with an aerodynamic damper to allow it to gain more downforce at the front wheels.
While it won’t be powered by a V8 engine, it will be powered exclusively by a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four, a design that Nissan said will deliver more than 250 horsepower.
The GT was developed in Japan and debuted in 2006, and has competed in the FIA Formula 1 Championship since 2011.
As a result, it is currently ranked second in the F1 championship, behind only Ferrari 458 Italia.
Nissan has already announced that it will produce the GT-RS in Canada, although it will not have the opportunity to use its current factory facilities in the United States.
A factory-only program, Nissan plans to begin production of the GT in Japan by the end of 2020.