Innovation That Excites.
Of course it does.
This Nissan tagline raises half an eyebrow when attached to cars like the Altima or Versa. Arguably neither innovative nor exciting, it is almost like calling Taco Bell haute cuisine. It just is not in any way. Categorical denial of tagline principles!
But the new 2015 LMP1 car from Nissan is actually hugely innovative and hugely exciting. It is the newest entrant in the top class to compete with the Ultra-boring Audi Sport R19s, Porsche 919 and somewhat dull Toyota Gazoo TS040.
The GT-R LM NISMO is also a total wildcard in terms of its mechanical setup.Why?
— Freaky unique design and proportions.
— Vacuum aero sucking the car to the pavement.
— Front engine and front-drive with wider front tires.
Mid-engine hybrid AWD is the go-to template over the last five years for LMP1 — so the Nissan is just an odd duck.
But will it prove to be a beautiful CALSONIC swan at race-time?
Get ready to find out starting tomorrow morning!
To make sense of the race field, Nissan put together a thorough spotters guide to all the racecars. It is big enough to be a poster — so grab the full-size images below! Or here is a PDF download link. Despite PDFs sucking donkey balls, having a multi-page document might be handy for some people.
Click here to view LeMans 2015 Spotters Guide as a PDF
LeMans 2015 Spotters Guide
2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo
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