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

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineGRX-3 V12
fuel feedLucas fuel injection
displacement5954 cc / 363.34 in³
power441 kw / 591.4 bhp
specific output99.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight748.61 bhp per tonne
torque608 nm / 448.4 ft lbs
front tires10.10×15
rear tires6.00/15.50×15
curb weight790 kg / 1742 lbs
wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track1370 mm / 53.9 in
length4045 mm / 159.3 in
width1870 mm / 73.6 in
height925 mm / 36.4 in
race victories1969 Japan GP