Nissan’s crazy, brave and pioneering Le Mans racer is almost ready for its first competitive outing on the race track, in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours (13-14 June).
Ahead of the historic event, Nissan have finally unveiled the true specification of the car and it is pretty exciting stuff! The monstrously powerful car is front wheel drive by a petrol engine and rear wheel drive via a hugely powerful flywheel system. It’s a heady mix of technical details and whether it will pay off in the race against the more conventional (mid-engined) competition is anyone’s guess.
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 3-plate carbon clutch assembly
FIA Homologated weight: 870 kg. Right-hand driving position
68 litre capacity FT3 fuel tank featuring electric lift and feed pumps. Mechanical flywheel ERS housed ahead and beneath driver’s feet inside the survival cell.
Carbon-composite body panels. Polycarbonate windscreen with hard coating
CFD and full scale wind tunnel developed ultra high efficiency bodywork geometry, adjustable rear wing.
Ohlins multi-adjustable front dampers and Penske multi-adjustable rear dampers, hydraulic rear anti-roll bar system.
6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers. Driver adjustable brake bias.
BBS centre-lock, magnesium forged 18”x13” front and 16”x9” rear
Michelin 31/71-18 front, 20/71-16 rear radials
Cosworth engine control unit featuring: Engine control, gearbox control;
Driver adjustable traction control, Anti-lag system control, 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: 870kg
Full tank capacity: 68L