Six manufacturers were represented in the inaugural season of FIA GT1, with Chevrolet, Maserati, and Aston Martin retaining the grandfathered Corvette C6. R, MC12, and DBR9 cars they had respectively utilized in the FIA GT series. Ford, Nissan, and Lamborghini all brought new or modified vehicles developed specifically for FIA GT1; the Ford GT1, Nissan GT-R, and Lamborghini Murciélago R-SV.
The champions of the 2010 season were crowned at the San Luis street circuit in Argentina after the Qualifying Race on 5 December 2010. Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini, three-time FIA GT Champions, clinched the Drivers’ Championship while their Vitaphone Racing Team clinched the Teams’ Championship. Aston Martin earned the SRO Trophy for Manufacturers. In 2011 the defending champions did not return and Maserati was no longer represented, leaving a field of 18 cars from five manufacturers. The series visited China for the first time for two rounds. Germans Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr of the JR Motorsports team won the year’s Drivers’ Championship in the penultimate race of the season, while Hexis AMR (Aston Martin) won the Teams’ title in the final race of the year.