Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Specs Fully Revealed ahead of 2015 Le Mans Race

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Nissan is trying to break the Audi-Porsche-Toyota trio at Le Mans with a front-wheel drive race prototype, so I'll just say that again in case you are confused: Nissan will run an FWD car in the famous endurance race.
We previously saw the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo in the metal in Chicago, and Nissan kept us up to date with the latest developments of their unique Le Mans racer. However, as the race is closing in fast, full technical details have been revealed by the Japanese.

So let's start with the exterior. On the outside, the GT-R LM Nismo prototype features a carbon-composite body and a polycarbonate windscreen, plus an adjustable rear wing.

The car measures 4.6 m (15 ft) from the front end to the rear end and is also 1.9 m (6.2 ft) wide, but the real trick Nissan pulled off was to bless the GT-R LM Nismo race prototype with a total weight of just 870 kg.

There's a unique chassis holding the light-as-a-feather body, featuring a hydraulic anti-roll bar and adjustable front dampers courtesy of Ohlins.

By now, you'll want to know more about the engine and there is info on that as well. We're talking about a Nissan-sourced VRX 30A NISMO 3.0-liter 60-degree V6 powerplant with twin-turbo and gasoline injection technology. The mill sends over 1,250 HP to the front wheels via an epicyclic final drive reduction system teamed up with a hydraulic limited slip differential.

Regarding the electrical part, engineers came up with a Cosworth engine control unit featuring engine control, gearbox control, driver adjustable traction control, anti-lag system control and lift-and-coast fuel conservation.

Will this approach be useful enough to destabilise Audi, Porsche and Toyota? We'll know the answer to this question on the 14th of June when the 24-hour race will give its winner.
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