1989 Nissan R89C


1989 Nissan R89C

1989 Nissan R89C

With the R89C, the March Engineering chassis was replaced by a Lola Cars International chassis, and the VRH30 engine with the larger VRH35. Other major features of this machine are the beautiful Nissan cowl design and full telemetry system. It debuted for Calsonic in the 3rd round (Fuji), driven by K. Hoshino and Toshio Suzuki, though it was forced to retire. It came in 8th in the 5th round (Fuji).

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Japan
engine VRH35 V8
displacement 3796 cc / 231.65 in³
power 588 kw / 788.5 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output 207.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 876.11 bhp per tonne
torque 784 nm / 578.2 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
driven wheels RWD
front tires 275/625-17DL
rear tires 330/700-17DL
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 900 kg / 1985 lbs
wheelbase 2794 mm / 110.0 in
front track 1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track 1560 mm / 61.4 in
length 4800 mm / 189.0 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission VGC 5-speed