New ‘touring’ cars on sale in US – Al Jazeera
New racing cars, cars that will cost more than a Porsche 911, and a few other exclusives are now available in the US.
Al Jazeera’s Tom Bohn reports from Washington DC, where the National Motor Sports Council (NMSC) announced on Wednesday that the GT-R, GT3 and GT4 racing series will now be available to purchase and rent on the Nascar platform, as well as the racing series and its affiliated clubs.
The Nascar franchise will also now have a global presence, with the US team now able to offer the series’ vehicles to racers across the globe.
Nascar, which is owned by US parent company Walt Disney Co (DIS), is currently the most successful US sports franchise with $3.5 billion in annual revenue, and is in the process of expanding to Europe and Latin America.
A new generation of US racers and drivers are already using the Nordschleife, the famed world-famous race circuit in Germany, to hone their skills.
The new models include the GT4 R and GT3 R, and the two GT3 models have already won Nordschaftseid in 2016 and the GT5 in 2017.
Al JAVE’s sports editor Simon Bruty tweeted a picture of the new cars, saying that they looked amazing and offered a new level of competition.
“This is a big step forward for the Nars racing series,” Nascar chief executive Officer and co-founder Paul Menard told Al Jazeera.
“We are very pleased to be able to present these models to our loyal fans in the United States.”
Al Jazeera has contacted the NRC for comment.