Wings That Matter
Franco Scribante Racing’s Nissan GT-R hillclimb car

Most hillclimb cars features huge wings, but this Nissan GT-R from Franco Scribante Racing could easily be the most outrageous one among its peers. The race car was built in partnership with Dodson Motorsport for competing in the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna, South Africa early next month.

The GT-R is barely recognisable as the numerous aerodynamic parts almost cover its entire body. At the front there is the usual carbon fibre splitter for delivering downforce, but on top of that the racing team has added a massive wing, something that is commonly seen at the rear of the car but rarely at the front. The rear of GT-R is equally aggressive, albeit slightly more conventional, with once again a huge wing then tall diffuser.

The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine has been modified with new carbon fibre parts and can generates around 1,600 hp in this hillclimb car setup, but it has the potential to reach up to 2,200 hp. Whatever the figure is and no matter how quick the car goes, the two huge wings would be able help sticking the hillclimber to the ground.