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Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Spec Revealed

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.


Front-engine. Front-wheel-drive


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


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