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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Group A Taisan Nissan Skyline GT-R Replica

Group A was a set of rules governing vehicles for racing, maintained by the FIA from 1985-1994.  Nissan built Group A Nissan Skyline GT-R's that competed in Japan, Europe, and Australia.  Where it was raced, it did well enough, and by 1994, the last production year of the R32, Group A  was finished in Japan, Australia, and Europe for road racing.

In this video, the car is a replica of a Group A Taisan car. Not quiet as good as the real thing, but it has the look, at least most of the way there.

Group A stopped being used in touring car racing in 1994, when the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) switched to a 2.5 L class 1 formula, while in Japan by that year as the Japanese Touring Car Championship organisers followed suit and switched classes like most other countries who had adopted the British Touring Car Championship-derived Supertouring regulations, many of the redundant Skylines found a new home in the form of the JGTC (Japanese GT Championship) with modified aerodynamic devices, showing its competitiveness whilst being up against Group C, former race modified roadcars and specially developed racers, like the Toyota Supras during the earlier years. For 1993 the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport replaced Group A (or Group 3A as it was officially designated in Australia [1]) with a new formula for Australian Touring Car racing. This was initially open to five litre V8 powered cars and two litre cars (later to become known as V8 Supercars and Super Touring Cars respectively)

Source: Wikipedia

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