Nissan bring the GT-R LM NISMO back for 2016

by • November 17, 2015 • NewsComments (0)4195

Nissan have announced that the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO will return to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016. The team has spent the remainder of the season working hard to address the technical issues faced at Le Mans in June. Nissan are now in the middle of a comprehensive test and development program to prepare the new car to race in the LM P1 class in 2016.

Multiple changes have been made to the car since Le Mans but the original design principles remain.

The team completed a two-day test at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas last week with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla at the wheel

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Although running without KERS and using new bespoke tires, developed from the knowledge gained from Le Mans by Michelin, the car went significantly faster than it previously had at the Circuit of the Americas and did not experience any significant reliability issues.

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

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