Nissan Motorsport reveals launch date for Altima V8 Supercar
Nissan Motorsport has confirmed the historic unveiling date of its first V8 Supercar as it builds towards the testing program of the all-new race car.
The all-new Nissan Altima will be revealed at a media-only event in Melbourne next Tuesday (October 30) at 10.30am AEST.
The highly-anticipated launch will be the first time the world will see a non-Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore V8 Supercar.
Nissan Motorsport will campaign four Altimas in the V8 Supercars Championship in 2013, powered by the quad-cam, 32-valve, production-based Nissan VK56DE engine that was unveiled in September.
Speedcafe.com understands the Altima, built by the Kelly Racing squad, will be revealed in a special ‘Nissan Motorsport’ livery, recognising the organisation’s name change and factory status for 2013.
The event will be streamed live online via YouTube, giving fans in Australia and across the globe the chance to see the first glimpse of the spectacular race car.
After the unveiling, the car is expected to hit the race track later next week for a shakedown test ahead of its scheduled aerodynamics testing.
The shakedown test is likely to be conducted at Calder Park, and with many of Kelly Racing’s team members en route to Abu Dhabi at the time and Todd Kelly continuing to recover from shoulder surgery, the team’s endurance driver David Russell is expected to spearhead the testing duties.
See below for a video produced by Nissan ahead of the launch of the Altima V8 Supercar