1968 Nissan R381


1968 Nissan R381

1968 Nissan R381

After the 4th tournament (1967), the year was included in the Japan GP title. Nissan produced the R381, equipped with a Chevrolet 5.5-liter V8 engine, for the 1968 Japan GP. Its unique “aero stabilizers” – the left and right portions of the wing moving independently – earned it the nickname “Monster Bird”. This commemorative car is the victorious No. 20, driven by H. Kitano.

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Japan
fuel feed 3 Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
power 331 kw / 443.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
bhp/weight 531.62 bhp per tonne
driven wheels RWD
front tires 4.75/11.30×15
rear tires 6.00/13.50×15
curb weight 835 kg / 1841 lbs
wheelbase 2470 mm / 97.2 in
front track 1460 mm / 57.5 in
rear track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
length 4410 mm / 173.6 in
width 1790 mm / 70.5 in
height 1265 mm / 49.8 in
transmission Hewland LG600 5-Speed