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

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineVRH30T V8
power551 kw / 738.90002 bhp @ 8000 rpm
bhp/weight869.29 bhp per tonne
torque735 nm / 542.09998 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
front tires320/30R17
rear tires350/40R19
front brakesAP Racing Discs
rear brakesAP Racing Discs
front wheelsF 43.2 x 33 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 35.6 cm / 19 x 14 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight850 kg / 1874.25 lbs
wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track1600 mm / 63 in
rear track1550 mm / 61 in
length4780 mm / 188.2 in
width1990 mm / 78.3 in
height965 mm / 38 in
transmissionMarch 87T 5-Speed