Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Specs Revealed

Final specifications about the brand new Nissan GT-R LM Nismo endurance racer have just been released. While they fail to reveal just how much power the Japanese prototype delivers, they have made us even more excited for the car to race at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans.

For starters, the GT-R LM Nismo utilises a twin-turbocharged petrol 3.0-litre, 60 degree V6 engine featuring direct injection. This engine is then mated to a 5-speed pneumatic paddle shift transmission incorporating epicyclic final drive reduction alongside an hydraulic limited slip differential. An advanced Tilton 3-plate carbon clutch is also used. Furthermore, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo includes an advanced energy recovery system housed both ahead and beneath the driver’s feet.

All up, the GT-R LM Nismo tips the scales at 870 kg and includes a 68 litre FT3 fuel tank complete with electric lift and feed pumps. Ohlins multi-adjustable front dampers and Penske multi-adjustable rear dampers have also been installed alongside a completely hydraulic rear anti-roll bar system and 6-piston brake calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear. As with the very best racing cars, the brake bias can be adjusted by the driver.

Sticking the endurance racer to the tarmac are Michelin tyres wrapped around centre-locking magnesium forged BBS wheels that measure 18×13 at the front and 16×9 at the rear. Other key elements of the car include driver adjustable traction control, Anti-lag system control, lift-and-coast fuel conservation, drive-by-wire throttle control and ERS deployment strategy control.

Black Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Beyond these elements, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo is an exercise in advanced aerodynamics. Whereas other Le Mans prototypes have been designed so air passes over, around and beneath the car, the GT-R LM Nismo has actually been designed for the air to flow through the car in what is known as a through-flow system. As such, air channels start at the front of the car, work their way around the cabin and then exit at the rear end and diffuser.

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“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”

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