Nissan has unveiled a new version of the popular Altima sedan in Melbourne, the 2013 Altima V8 supercar.
Nissan has unveiled a new version of the popular Altima sedan in Melbourne, the 2013 Altima V8 supercar. The new Altima supercar will be Nissan’s entry in Australia’s V8 Supercars Championship next season. The Altima V8 Supercar is the first all-new model unveiled in two decades, as Nissan joins the championship with the four-car, factory Nissan Motorsport team.
Nissan Australia Managing Director and CEO William F. Peffer Jr. joined team co-owners and Bathurst-winning drivers Todd and Rick Kelly at the unveiling. “This is a proud day for Nissan and a significant occasion for the sport of V8 Supercars,” said Peffer. “Everyone at Nissan is right behind our team, led by Todd and Rick Kelly, and we are excited about hitting the track next season with this spectacular Altima V8 Supercar.”
Nissan Motorsport will use the production-based VK56DE engine in the Altima V8 Supercar, the same engine that powered Nissan to FIA GT1 World Championship glory in 2011.