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Nissan Altima V8 Supercar Shakedown - 3

Footage showing the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar going through its paces at Calder Park Raceway has been released just days after the new car’s reveal in Melbourne last Thursday.

With Nissan Motorsport team owner and driver, Todd Kelly, at the wheel, the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar was given a shakedown to test the car’s aerodynamics package ahead of the 2013 V8 Supercar series which will mark the company’s return to Australian touring car racing after a 21-year absence.

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Nissan Australia boss Bill Peffer was highly enthusiastic about the car’s performance potential, telling media last week that “It’s going to be a jet”.

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Nissan Motorsport PR chief Jeff Fisher told CarAdvice that, “Nissan is gearing up for a global embrace of motorsport as the ultimate expression of ‘excitement through innovation’”.

“We’ve come prepared and we’ve mapped out a plan to achieve our goals and have the backing of the powerful Nismo organisation.”

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The Nissan Altima will be going head-to-head in next year’s series with the two existing Australian rivals from Ford Performance Racing (FPR) and the Holden Racing Team, as well as the Mercedes-Benz entrants from Erebus Motorsport.

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