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Radical ‘TG1’ Nissan GT-R taking part in Gumball 3000

It might be hard to recognise at first but under the intriguing bodywork of this white monster is a Nissan GT-R. It’s Team Galag’s entry for this year’s Gumball 3000 rally.

TG1 Nissan GT-R 2013 Gumball 3000-3

Featuring perhaps one of the most radical bodykits we’ve ever seen on an R35 GT-R, the performance machine, called the TG1, wears a bespoke carbon fibre body providing a kerb weight of 1632kg.

It was built as a co-development project between Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag, Parker Brothers Concepts, and Litchfield Motors. It packs serious enhancements in every area, including a set of 21-inch super deep-dish alloy wheels.

TG1 Nissan GT-R 2013 Gumball 3000-2

The engine, the part built by Litchfield Motors in the UK, is tweaked and produces 552kW (750hp metric) of power and 948Nm of torque. This enables the insane creation to sprint from 0-100km/h in 2.68 seconds, with a top speed of 340km/h.

Whether you like it or loathe it, it’s sure to attract loads of attention in the epic 3000-mile (4800km) international road rally. The event is run on public roads, and this year it goes from Copenhagen in Denmark to the finish line at Monaco.

Some highlight celebrities taking part this year include David Hasselhoff, Prince Talal M. A. Al-Faisal Al-Saud of the Saudi Arabian Royal family, pro skater Tony Hawk, US rapper Xzibit, and F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.