1969 Nissan R382

At the previous year’s Japan GP, Nissan had reluctantly used a Chevrolet engine due to the lack of development time. However, entered in the 1969 Japan GP was the R382, which was equipped with Nissan’s own 6-liter V12 DOHC engine (600PS). The R382 dominated the race, beating the Porsche and Toyota 7 to take both 1st place (M. Kurosawa) and 2nd place (H. Kitano).

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Japan
engine GRX-3 V12
fuel feed Lucas fuel injection
displacement 5954 cc / 363.34 in³
power 441 kw / 591.4 bhp
specific output 99.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 748.61 bhp per tonne
torque 608 nm / 448.4 ft lbs
front tires 10.10×15
rear tires 6.00/15.50×15
curb weight 790 kg / 1742 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track 1370 mm / 53.9 in
length 4045 mm / 159.3 in
width 1870 mm / 73.6 in
height 925 mm / 36.4 in
race victories 1969 Japan GP