A big difference between racing cars and road cars is their cabins. They’re certainly a bit rougher around the edges. What’s different here? Well, a layer of Alcantara adds a bit of a boujee feel in what is in effect a fully-stripped racing car cabin. A leather-lined, padded CarPlay-equipped cockpit, this certainly ain’t.
The project comes ten years on from the JRM team’s GT-R Nismo GT1 World Championship win and sixth-in-class finish in the LMP1 class at Le Mans. What’s the 23 in the GT23 name mean? Well, just 23 are going to be made. ‘Invitations to view’ the car are now available, if you’re interested.
So is it a proper racecar for the road? If you’re the kind of masochist that needs that experience, we’d argue it’s about as close as you’ll get. Even a Lanzante-converted McLaren P1 GTR didn’t technically start life as a homologated racing car. This GT-R is like if AF Corse road-converted a Ferrari 488 GT3. That sounds pretty epic to us.