With its new design the latest Nissan Altima looks more like the 370Z Coupe, than the previous generation. With its core attributes like lowered ride height, sleeker aerodynamic profile, and a sporty attitude, the Altima is definitely one of the best cars out there, which is absolutely ready to take on the… racetrack.
CRG Nissan Altima Coupe in a Candy Skull livery is about to enter the upcoming IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen International Raceway. This is the fourth round this season, which will start on July 2.
What happened the first three rounds of the season? The CRG and drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler are each in fifth place in the Team and Drivers Street Tuner (ST) Class Championship Points. This includes their impressive win at Sebring International Raceway in March.
By the way the Altima Coupe that CRG will campaign was previously (during 2013 and 2014 season) run by the popular Skull Candy team. Later in 2015 this team participated in a different series. The livery fuchsia/black became a hallmark of the Skull Candy team and lucky the Altima will continue to be dressed in it.
There are no words of engine change, so the best that this car can produce is 270 horsepower from its 3.5-liter V-6 unit, mated to a CVT gearbox. Driving enjoinment and precision are ensured by the stiffer suspension tuning, paddle shifters, and unique black wheels fitted with Continental tires.
Joe Cattaneo, who is CRG principle, said that the new team is excited to bring Nissan back to the Continental Tire series. He continued that Honda will be the toughest competitor on the racetrack, not only because the Civic Si but also because of its excellent teams.