Nissan announced plans to pull out of the World Endurance Championship back in August and now the company has confirmed the GT-R LM NISMO will return to competition in 2016.

In an effort to become more competitive and reliable, the car has received "multiple changes" including new tires created by Michelin.  Despite the modifications, Nissan says the "original design principles remain."

The company also announced Mike Carcamo will replace Ben Bowlby as Team Principal.  As Carcamo explained, "Ben had his hands full trying to do everything – managing the design and build but also the race and test operation. That's a lot to ask anyone to do, especially with a concept that requires this level of development."

In a statement, NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani said "We are committed to competing at the highest level, and we are not happy when we are not winning. Racing is a vital part of our DNA, and we will work to get this right."

Gallery: Nissan GT-R LM NISMO to return to the WEC in 2016

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