Even though the prevailing wisdom regarding the Nissan GT-R is that it's boring and soulless, you can't deny the car's effectiveness. The GT-R is a remarkably fast machine with incredible cornering skills. It's pretty badass on its own, but it gets even better when suited up for race car duty.

In this new video, you can learn exactly how that happens. Watch as the GT-R gets transformed into the NISMO GT3 for the FIA GT series. The NISMO mechanics walk us through how the stock car differs from the racing car in terms of tires, suspension, brakes, engine tuning, aerodynamics and other areas.

Say what you want about the GT-R; at the end of the day it gets the job done and it's a good canvas to build on if you're going racing.