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.

Configuration

Front-engine. Front-wheel-drive

Engine

Nissan VRX 30A NISMO: 3.0 litre, 60 degree V6, direct injection gasoline twin-turbo

Transmission

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

Chassis

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.

Bodywork

Carbon-composite body panels. Polycarbonate windscreen with hard coating

CFD and full scale wind tunnel developed ultra high efficiency bodywork geometry, adjustable rear wing.

Suspension

Ohlins multi-adjustable front dampers and Penske multi-adjustable rear dampers, hydraulic rear anti-roll bar system.

Brakes

6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers. Driver adjustable brake bias.

Wheels

BBS centre-lock, magnesium forged 18”x13” front and 16”x9” rear

Tyres

Michelin 31/71-18 front, 20/71-16 rear radials

Electrical

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

Interior

NISMO 5-point harness
Lifeline lightweight extinguisher system

Data / display system

Cosworth Electronics with NISMO steering wheel mounted LCD

Dimensions

Length: 4.645m

Width: 1.9m

Height: 1.03m

Minimum weight: 870kg

Full tank capacity: 68L

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO during May testing

Source: Nissan

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