Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 twelfth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1997

NISSAN R390 GT1 n.23

NISSAN R390 GT1 n.23

HISTORY

The Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 is a car that competed in the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours. With the entry of new manufacturers such as McLaren and Porsche, the GT category had a big technical evolution. The Nissan in collaboration with Tom Walkinshaw Racing, put on the track a car that was based on the use of the Nissan R90 engine of the group C.

Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas and Masahiko Kageyama with the Nissan R390 GT1 n.23 arrived twelfths to the 24 hours of Le Mans 1997, far from the winner TWR-Porsche.
Despite the excellent performance in the single lap, in the race the three R390 deployed had continuous technical problems due to overheating of the gearbox. The only one to cross the finish line was the n.23, detached from the winner of sixty-seven laps.

CHASSIS

Nissan R390 GT1
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4720 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1090 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Nissan VRH35L 90° V8 3495 cc
Power: 485 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Xtrac six speed Sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Twelfth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1997 with drivers Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas, Masahiko Kageyama

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo n.22 not classified at 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015

NISSAN GT-R LM NISMO n.22

NISSAN GT-R LM NISMO n.22

HISTORY

The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo n.22 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015. In 2014 the Japanese manufacturer announces its return to the world endurance in the LMP1 category with a completely different project from the other manufacturers. The car designed by Ben Bowlby had engine and traction on the front, but during the tests presented many problems that forced the team to give up the first two races of the season at Silverstone and Spa.

Tincknell, Krumm and Buncombe participated with the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo n.22 at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2015, even if they crossed the finish line they did not manage to classify themselves due to the insufficient distance. For the Japanese it was a race full of problems with the withdrawal of the other two cars taken in the race, the n.21 retired for suspension problems while the n.23 for transmission problems. The disappointing performances led to the decision by Nissan to cancel the project in the LMP1 category.

CHASSIS

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4645 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes:Ventilated carbon-ceramic discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Nissan VRX30A, bi-turbo 3000 cc V6 60°, Front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 400 kw
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Differential: Front differential lock
Transmission: Xtrac five speed semi-automatic gearbox
Tank Capacity: 68 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Not classified 24 hours of Le Mans 2015 with drivers Harry Tincknell, Michael Krumm, Alex Buncombe