Retro livery madness – Nissan’s 2014 Bathurst designs
The 1984 James Hardie 1000 saw driver George Fury set a qualifying lap so quick that no Group A touring car would best it until the almighty Nissan Skyline GT-R in 1991. The car he was driving was another, lesser known Nissan beast with half as many camshafts, 50% less cylinders and only one-third as many valves.
It was the Z18 powered Nissan Bluebird. A hand-grenade of a car which became the fastest Group C machine to climb the mountain, taking the pole ahead of Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, Allan Grice, Allan Moffat and Jim Richards on that day in 1984.
Nissan are celebrating the 30-year feat with a retro inspired livery drawn from Fury’s Bluebird. The recipient will be Michael Caruso’s #36 Nissan Altima, and it’s set to run at the 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on October 9th through 12th.
It’s the first time Nissan has had a go at the retro livery theme for V8SC, and it looks great!
The Bluebird will also be in attendance for the event, and George Fury will even turn a handful of laps for the pleasure of spectators. What a fantastic moment that will be.
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