27 May '14, 10am

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo to join Le Mans, WEC in 2015

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo to join Le Mans, WEC in 2015

Nissan is set to battle the Audi R18 e-tron , Porsche 919 Hybrid and Toyota TS040 Hybrid in Le Mans next year. The Japanese carmaker will also contest the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with a full factory effort of two Nissan GT-R LM Nismo race cars. “We applaud the ACO and FIA for the work they have done to get the rules right. LMP1 is not just an arms race – all our rivals in the class have taken different technical approaches and we will be doing the same,” said Andy Palmer, Nissan’s chief planning officer and executive VP. “We want to win in a very different way to that of our rivals. We won’t be turning up in a vehicle which is a basically another hybrid that looks like another Porsche , Audi or Toyota – they all look the same to me – our intention is to do something that is a little bit different,” he added. “The design and build of the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo i...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2014/05/27/nissan-gt-r-lm-nismo-le-man...

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