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

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
fuel feed3 Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
power331 kw / 443.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
bhp/weight531.62 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsRWD
front tires4.75/11.30×15
rear tires6.00/13.50×15
curb weight835 kg / 1841 lbs
wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in
front track1460 mm / 57.5 in
rear track1400 mm / 55.1 in
length4410 mm / 173.6 in
width1790 mm / 70.5 in
height1265 mm / 49.8 in
transmissionHewland LG600 5-Speed