Nissan GT-R Hillclimb Racer Has Wings On The Front And Back

Franco Scribante Racing’s 1600-horsepower Nissan GT-R will not be lacking in downforce(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)

When building a competitive hillclimb car, you need aero and power – a lot of it. Just take a look at the iconic Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak for example. Thankfully this Nissan GT-R has both power and aero, and it is ready to take on hillclimb races all over the world.

The steering wheel and dash(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)

The mountain rider of the South African Franco Scribante Racing team probably carries the largest wing in the world. To get ahead, the engine produces 2,200 horsepower.

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We’re loving the burnout button(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)

At the beginning of May 2019, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in South Africa will once again storm the mountain with extremely powerful racing cars. Also on board is the Nissan GT-R from the Franco Scribante Racing team, which the South Africans from Kyalami have now introduced on Facebook. And what there is to see is more than impressive. The GT-R mountain racer probably carries the largest wing that the sports car world has ever seen.

Stacked front aero design is a new one for us(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)
Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers

At the front of the Nissan is a carbon version of two floors to see, which would also be a Formula 1 car at the rear. The wing movement extends the front of the car by an estimated half a meter. So that the GT-R does not drill directly into the asphalt from the start, the rear is equipped with an even larger wing. The rear spoiler also depends on two blades, each protruding about 30 centimeters beyond the wide GT-R. A diffuser is spreading in the basement in which so many pets can run. Downforce seems to be guaranteed with this configuration.

How’s that for a set of diffusers?(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)

To provide the downforce with sufficient propulsion – after all, you are racing – the Franco Scribante Racing team has blown up the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 GT-R with the help of Dodson Motorsport up to a whopping 2,200 hp, of which at 1600 to get to the wheels.

The South African Franco Scribante Racing team has built a Nissan GT-R for mountain races.

The rear wing is gargantuan(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)

We’re no aerodynamicists, but we’d estimate that this thing could drive upside down at walking pace in a light breeze. Enjoy a bunch of pics in the gallery.

Source: Franco Scribante Racing via Top Gear

Stacked front aero design is a new one for us(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)
The motor has been lightly tickled from a stock 562 hp up to somewhere around 1,600 hp(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)
Grinder sparks!(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)
Quite a setup on the front there(Credit: Franco Scribante Racing)