A touring car series similar to Germany's DTM, the UK's BTCC or Japan's Super GT, V8 Supercars
is a series that has been contested for years exclusively by Ford
and GM's Aussie division Holden. But no more, as both Nissan and Mercedes are joining the fray. Unveiled today at a special event in Melbourne, the Altima racer packs the same VK engine found in various Nissan trucks and Infiniti
crossovers, but prepped (like the versions in the Super GT and GT1-spec GT-R and a handful of LMP2 racers) by Nismo, in this case to the tune of 5.0-liters, a 7000-rpm redline and approximately 650 horsepower, all in accordance with series regulations.