Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Race Debut Delayed Until Le Mans in June

The race debut of the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo has been delayed until the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June according to a recent report by Nissan. The new prototype racer was scheduled to make its season debut at the FIA World Endurance Championship pre-test days at Paul Ricard ahead of the inaugural race at Silverstone. It will also miss out on the second FIA WEC round at Spa-Francorchamps.

The new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO has been shown in various global shows in North America and most recently at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 where it made its European debut. The prototype racer has reportedly struggled to keep up with the likes of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, falling behind with more than 10 seconds at Sebring.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that the carbon fibre monocoque of the GT-R LM Nismo failed preliminary crash testing.

The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO uses the revolutionary twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that is capable of producing up to 2000 hp- making it the most powerful LM racer. The powertrain features a KERS just like the rest of the prototype racers. Although being a front-wheel drive, power from the recovery system can be sent either to the front wheels or the rear wheels making it an all-wheel drive in certain instances.

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