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

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineVRH35 V8
displacement3796 cc / 231.65 in³
power588 kw / 788.5 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output207.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight876.11 bhp per tonne
torque784 nm / 578.2 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
driven wheelsRWD
front tires275/625-17DL
rear tires330/700-17DL
front brakesVentilated Discs
rear brakesVentilated Discs
front wheelsF 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight900 kg / 1985 lbs
wheelbase2794 mm / 110.0 in
front track1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track1560 mm / 61.4 in
length4800 mm / 189.0 in
width1990 mm / 78.3 in
height1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmissionVGC 5-speed