The Blitz Nissan GT-R, which is being developed for the Japanese D1 drift series, came as a big surprise for many in the ongoing Tokyo Auto Salon. Mr. Kawabata, a Blitz spokesman, said that Blitz intended Nomuken to drive the GT-R in an upcoming D1 series, although they will not confirm any dates, 2010 is a possibility. The vehicle is not yet completed but weight, which cannot yet be precisely measured, was significantly reduced due to the removal of its AWD system. New exterior features include Blitz ZRR suspension, top quality Blitz Carbon Infusion carbon bonnet, and BRW09MAG forged magnesium wheels. Interior features consist of bespoke carbon panel for the gear shifter and the gearbox has no need for the H-Pattern since it is a Hollinger sequential unit. In place of the removed air-conditioning unit are Blitz gauges. Seating remains the same except that Blitz said that a set of Bride seats will find its way into the car. Blitz were confident that the full Blitz exhaust system would be sufficient for the development of the drift car so that no excessive power revisions are necessary to its engine.
Gallery: Blitz NIssan GT-R RWD