JRM has created the ultimate Nissan GT-R.
This week, we got an exclusive first look at the McLaren Senna Can-Am. Based on the track-only Senna GTR, it's essentially a race car for the road. And now another British company is joining the elite "race car for the road" club.
JRM, a UK-based advanced engineering company, has won several GT1 titles with its Nissan GT-R Nismo GT1 race cars and also builds GT3 customer race cars. Now, the company is using its extensive motorsport experience to build the ultimate road-legal Nissan GT-R race car. Say hello to the JRM GT23. Based on JRM's Nissan GT-R GT3 race car, the JRM GT23 will be limited to just 23 examples.
JRM has reviewed all the major systems in the car and redesigned the components to enhance track performance. This includes significant changes to weight, weight distribution, and inertia, which required significant changes to the engine position, gearbox, and suspension architecture.
According to JRM, the engineering behind the JRM GT23 has been "totally functionally driven to make it a car that can deliver a real race-driving experience".
"To develop a car of our own has always been a goal for JRM and we've been working behind the scenes to make this a reality," said JRM Managing Director Jason King. "It's time to show people what JRM can do. It's always been hidden away, putting someone else's label on our work in performance engineering. We know the GT-R inside out and our team of designers, engineers and racing drivers have taken this cult car to a whole new level - the GT23 is incredibly special."
Under the hood, the GT-R's 3.8-liter V6 has been tuned to produce 650 horsepower and the engine has been moved to improve weight distribution. Power is sent through a six-speed sequential transmission, while the car's aggressive aero package adds a massive rear wing among other enhancements, resulting in an impressive 500 horsepower per ton. JRM has also fitted 18-inch wheels, a height-adjustable double-wishbone suspension setup, and ventilated brakes.
If 650 hp isn't enough power for you, JRM is also offering an 'Extreme Pack' that increases the output to 750 hp and also adds additional aero elements including a race splitter and turning vanes, along with air jacks, a full FIA cage, a race fuel system, a fire extinguisher, uprated springs, anti-roll bars and wheels with center-locking hubs.
"With a full aero package and light weighted to achieve 500 bhp per ton, the GT23 is an impressive package. This car is born from racing. Every system the team has put on it has racing pedigree and they've done a great job," said JRM Technical Director, Elliot Dason-Barber.
"To take a car that is already a serious machine and hone it to our racing specification, that includes the new JRM sensor system, has been incredibly rewarding and enabled us to demonstrate our capabilities to a market that really know their cars. The racing elements this car delivers are like nothing else on a road car, not even the very special ones. It really is an authentic race car."
Production of the JRM GT23 will start in spring 2020 and will be available worldwide, with each car costing £380,000 ($500,537).