Nissan’s Front-Wheel Drive GT-R LM Nismo Unveiled
Japanese car maker Nissan has revealed its revolutionary hybrid racer – the new GT-R LM Nismo. The Le Mans sports car was unveiled using a Super Bowl television advert.
The new GT-R LM Nismo packs a 3 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which sits in the front of the chassis ahead of the driver. Power is channeled through the drivetrain via a five speed sequential gearbox with hydraulic limited slip differential.
The car’s gross weight is about 880 kgs, and comes with carbon composite body panels and a polycarbonate windscreen along with an adjustable rear wing on its back.
This is innovation that excites.
The Nisan GT-R LM Nismo will take part in the LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship starting April 12 at Silverstone UK. It is also expected to take part at Spa, Le Mans and Nurburgring.
Welcome back Nissan. We can’t wait to see it on the track in Le Mans this summer!
NISSAN GT-R LM NISMO — Technical Specification
Nissan VRX 30A NISMO: 3.0 litre, 60 degree V6, direct injection gasoline twin-turbo.
5-speed + reverse sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle shift system. Epicyclic final drive reduction with hydraulic limited slip differential. Tilton 4-plate carbon clutch assembly
FIA Homologated weight: 880kg. Right-hand driving position. 68 litre capacity FT3 fuel tank featuring electric lift and feed pumps. ERS housed ahead and beneath driver’s feet in self-contained module.
Carbon-composite body panels. Polycarbonate windscreen with hard coating CFD and full scale wind tunnel developed ultra high efficiency bodywork geometry, adjustable rear wing.
Penske dampers with four-way adjustment front and rear, hydraulic rear anti-roll bar system.
6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers. NISMO Brake-by-Wire active brake ERS blending. Driver adjustable brake bias.
BBS centre-lock, magnesium forged 16”x13” front and 16”x9” rear.
Michelin 31/71-16 front, 20/71-16 rear radials.
Cosworth engine control unit featuring: Engine control, gearbox control; Driver adjustable traction control, Anti-lag system control, Brake-by-wire, lift-and-coast fuel conservation, Drive-by-wire throttle control and ERS deployment strategy control.
NISMO 5-point harness Lifeline lightweight extinguisher system.
Data / display system
Cosworth Electronics with NISMO steering wheel mounted LCD.
Minimum weight: 880kg
Full tank capacity: 68L