1988 Nissan R88C


1988 Nissan R88C

1988 Nissan R88C

A distinguishing feature of the R88C was that it was powered by a new engine, the VRH30, developed for racing at Le Mans. Driven by #24 YHP’s No.1 driver, Masahiro Hasemi, it took part in the 1988 and 1989 JSPC races (up to the 2nd round in 1989). In the 1988 season, it came in 3rd in the 1st round (Fuji) and 5th round (Suzuka). In 1989, it was 3rd in the 2nd round (Fuji) and 4th in the World Sports Prototype Championship (WSPC) 1st round (Suzuka).

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Japan
engine VRH30T V8
power 551 kw / 738.90002 bhp @ 8000 rpm
bhp/weight 869.29 bhp per tonne
torque 735 nm / 542.09998 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
front tires 320/30R17
rear tires 350/40R19
front brakes AP Racing Discs
rear brakes AP Racing Discs
front wheels F 43.2 x 33 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 35.6 cm / 19 x 14 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 850 kg / 1874.25 lbs
wheelbase 2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track 1600 mm / 63 in
rear track 1550 mm / 61 in
length 4780 mm / 188.2 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 965 mm / 38 in
transmission March 87T 5-Speed