JRM Group – an U.K. based company – decided to put the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT1 on the road. Its car is called JRM GT23 and will be limtied to only 23 units, each priced at £380,000 or close to $500,000 at the current exchange rates. First deliveries will begin in 2020. It will be available to customers around the globe and open to pre-orders from 10th December 2019.
JRM Managing Director Jason King says ‘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. 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.’
JDM had to make a lot of changes to make the GT-R GT1 road legal. The company did significant changes to weight, weight distribution and inertia which required significant changes to engine position, gearbox, and suspension architecture.
JRM Technical Director Elliot Dason-Barber says ‘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. 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.’