Following last week’s online reveal, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO has made its public debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
One of the most interesting LM P1 racers we’ve seen, the GT-R LM developed by Nissan and NISMO has a front-wheel drive layout with a front-mounted 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine working together with a kinetic energy recovery system. Output is transferred to the front axle via a 5-speed sequential transmission equipped with a limited-slip differential.
The carbon composite body panels and other weight-saving measures have enabled the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO tip the scales at just 1,940 lbs (880 kg). It sits on BBS 16-inch center-lock forged wheels made from magnesium and shod in Michelin tires. Stopping power comes from 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers and a brake-by-wire active brake system developed by NISMO.
Stepping inside the cabin, Nissan’s LM P1 racer has a 5-point harness, NISMO steering wheel (with LCD screen) and a lightweight fire extinguisher.
It will take part in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LM P1 class, starting April 12 in UK at Silverstone and will then head to Spa, Le Mans, Nürburgring and other locations.