Only 23 are being made.
The perennial Nissan GT-R continues to be massively popular and remains one of the best performance bargains on the road today. This Japanese supercar has been around since 2007, and although Nissan is promising some new developments in 2022, the current car is still enjoying a ton of support from the aftermarket scene. We've seen lots of modded Godzillas over the years, ranging from mild to absolutely nuts, but we are yet to come across something as ostentatious as this GT-R built by UK-based tuning firm JR Motorsport. The company plans on building only 23 of these road-going race cars, and we're already in love.
Named the GT23, this car is basically a road-going GT3 race car. JR Motorsport does however note that this isn't a full-blown racecar for the road: steps have been taken to re-calibrate the suspension and aerodynamics to make it more liveable on a daily basis. The GT23 has seen some extensive modification over the standard GT-R and features the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, but 150 mm lower and further back in the body shell. The rest of the body also sits on a wider track and rolls on a set of 18-inch wheels ready for slick tires, or a set of 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels with road tires. The interior is also customizable according to Darren Andrew, JR Motorsports commercial and projects manager.
"We won't charge for things like paint color or interior Alcantara trim, so a buyer needn't spend more than the 'base' figure, although if a customer wants to make a car their own, or add a few features, they can. The slightly softened race interior, for example, doesn't come with cupholders, but JRM can print one with the 3D printer", he said.
Under the hood, the GT23's twin-turbo V6 engine produces around 685 horsepower, giving the car 507 hp-per-ton. The engine has been fitted with beefy internals to increase service intervals and durability and a bucket cooling system built for track day abuse. Power is sent to all four wheels via a sequential six-speed transmission.
The Number 23 stems from JR Motorsports' involvement in the FIA GT1 World Championship where it piloted a GT-R sporting the same number. The current lead time on one of these monsters is said to be around four months, and interested parties can expect to pay £600k (around $825,000) plus VAT.