Nissan has begun testing the new version of its GT3 racer that will replace the existing GT-R for next season.
The latest GT3, which keeps the nomenclature of the original GT-R GT3 NISMO first raced in 2011, ran at Fuji earlier this month with Nissan development drivers Michael Krumm and Masataka Yanagida the wheel.
They were joined at the two-day test on April 11-12 by Mitsunori Takaboshi, who is racing a GT-R NISMO in the GT300 class of the Super GT Series with NDDP Racing and also competed last year in the Blancpain GT Series with the RJN squad.
Long-time Nissan driver Krumm said: "It was amazing how all the systems worked so well right from the beginning and the potential for making further improvements is very high.
"As this car will be used worldwide by a variety of drivers with different styles, I want to work hard to ensure that it is possible to drive it safely at high speeds."
Further testing is planned in both Japan and Europe before deliveries to customers begin ahead of the 2018 season.
Nissan has yet to reveal technical details of the car.
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