Prior to this year’s 24 Hours Le Mans kicking off, Nissan has just unveiled the livery set to adorn the #21 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo at the famous endurance race.
The livery has been inspired by the Nissan R90CK that took pole position at the 1990 edition of Le Mans. As such, the #21 GT-R LM Nismo features a bold livery combining red, white and bright blue elements. More specifically, blue adorns the front-end of the Japanese racer while white is featured across the upper section of the body. Finally, the rounded cockpit is painted red.
Discussing the livery, global head of brand, marketing & sales for Nismo, Darren Cox said, “Our racing heritage is hugely important to us. Our 1998 car hangs on the wall at NISMO HQ in Yokohama as a reminder of our Le Mans podium, and the blue liveries of the Group C and IMSA era of the 80s and 90s are a firm favourite with the fans. So much so that when we first started talking about the possibility of a third car livery specifically for our LM P1 debut at Le Mans this year, this was the one that fans across our social media channels called for. It’s a great way to celebrate our past achievements at such a key moment in our current motor racing history.”
In case you didn’t know, 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.