This Nissan GT-R Hillclimb Car Has More Wings Than KFC

Thought you’d seen it all? Well, this here Nissan GT-R hillclimb car from Franco Scribante Racing might just be the craziest thing you’ve seen on four wheels.

The following GT-R, photographed by Stefan Kotzé, is set to make its competitive debut at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in South Africa at the start of May and looks absolutely wild. The racing outfit hasn’t detailed all of the events which the car will compete in but it’s bound to turn heads.

The first thing which stands out about this Japanese racer is the wacky aerodynamics package. At the front, there is a carbon fiber splitter to deliver huge amounts of downforce. While big splitters are usually enough for most race cars, Franco Scribante Racing decided to equip the vehicle’s front end with a towering wing, the type you’d usually expect to find at the rear of a race car. It may look strange but it’s bound to stick the vehicle’s front end to the pavement in any high-speed corner.

We don’t yet have details about the vehicle’s powertrain but it’s pretty obvious that the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder powering the R35 GT-R has been extensively modified and includes new piping and carbon fiber parts. We’d be shocked if the car didn’t have at least 1000 hp on tap.

The rear of the Nissan is just as remarkable as the front and incorporates a swan neck-style wing similar in size to what you’ll find on the McLaren Senna GTR. There is also a crazy diffuser at the rear. It’s unclear how much downforce the race car produces but we expect it to set truly blistering times at any hillclimb events it competes in.

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Photos Stefan Kotzé

  • no25

    The wrap is nice…that’s about it

  • Emoto

    Great headline! Too bad the car itself looks like @ss.

  • gbmike25

    Hang on, thought it was end April, not the beginning

  • UnapolMisanth

    Even active-aero would struggle to keep the steering predictable with that spoiler on the front. I would bet they do not stick with that double-stack configuration for very long.

    A rather inelegeant and ignorant-looking move given the GTRs impressive drag coefficient.

    Couldn’t they just spend some money at the local Uni and get some wind-tunnel modeling done?

    • Mr. EP9

      That drag coefficient isn’t enough to set fast lap times in hill climb events. It’s all about maximizing grip with the amount of power the are putting down.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Can I put a wang on this?

  • Six_Tymes

    cool. lots of down force needed

  • Ben

    When #BigWangGang gets outta hand.

  • robotlogic

    Those gratuitous grinder spark photos should of been omitted from this article.
    I HATE when people do that! I’ll stop watching shows that feel the need to work
    gratuitous grinder sparks in their segments. It’s like they trying to attract 7 year
    olds to watch the show……

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