Nissan is planning on running a close-to-stock GT-R in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race.
Nissan's GT-R Development Team will reportedly compete a near stock model in the Nurburgring 24 Hours race, taking place in May. The production version GT-R has been dubbed the Club Track Edition and will be, basically, a track-day car with weight-savings measurements about the only tweaks given to the notorious supercar-killer. The team from Nissan wants to show off how remarkable Godzilla is in factory form and also collect data on how they can improve the venerable GT-R over the next five or so years.
According to their press release, "Nissan will assess its endurance capability in the toughest environment (24 hour race) at the world's toughest circuit (Nordschleife) against strong competitors-European sports/super car manufacturers' factory racing cars." Sounds more like gamesmanship than anything else. The Nurburgring 24 Hours is one of Germany's premier racing events. The endurance race will take place from May 17-20.