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Nissan’s History In GT500, In Pictures

A gallery celebrating Nissan's extensive history in the top class of Super GT, it's more than just the GT-R!

Of the “big three “Japanese automakers, only Nissan has been involved in the GT500 class of the Super GT Series as a factory since the very first race of the inaugural season at Fuji Speedway in 1994. In those first two seasons, the class was known as “GT-1”.

Nissan’s factory-supported GT500 teams have combined to win eleven GT500 Drivers’ Championships, ten GT500 Teams’ Championships, and 63 championship races in the premier category from 1994 through 2020. They’ve been represented in GT500 by four different generations of the legendary GT-R/Skyline GT-R, as well as two different generations of the Z-Car and even the S13 Silvia, early in the series’ history.

This gallery is a year-by-year chronology of Nissan’s involvement in Super GT in GT500, and most of the photos you see in this gallery come directly from the manufacturer’s extensive gallery – some of which were unearthed earlier this year as Nissan dug through the archives of its racing history on social media.

Additional photographs also appear courtesy of Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit, as well as veteran racing photographer Yoshihide Ashizawa.