Nissan and Kelly Racing have unveiled the Nissan Altima race car that they will use for their assault on the V8 Supercars Championship from next year.
Todd Kelly of Kelly Racing who described the car as “the most impressive that V8 Supercars has ever seen”, added: “This is the proudest day in the relatively short history of our team, as well as one of the most significant days in recent times for the sport of V8 Supercars.
“Our team has done a tremendous job to design and build an all-new V8 Supercar, including a new engine, in roughly nine months.
“The Nissan Altima V8 Supercar really is like no other V8 Supercar. Not only does it look spectacular but its unique features and aggressive design ensure that Nissan Motorsport will stand out from the rest of the field.
“The look of the Altima and sound of the VK56DE engine are second-to-none. Once V8 Supercars has homologated the aerodynamic package on the Altima, we will begin our testing to ensure it drives as fast as it looks and sounds.”
The Altima is expected to undertake its initial shakedown this week before being subjected to V8 Supercars’ aerodynamic comparison testing program alongside its Ford and Holden rivals.