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1990 Nissan R90CK

A total of five R90CP/CK cars took part in the 1990 Le Mans race, entered by teams from Japan, the US, and Britain. The NPTI team, which contested the US IMSA Series, ran a pair of R90CKs. When the results were in, No.83 had come in 4th in the qualifier but retired in the final race, while No.84 (B. Earl, M. Roe, S. Millen) was 25th in the qualifier and 17th in the main event.

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at England
coachbuilder Nissan Motorsports Europe
engine VRH35Z V8
valvetrain DOHC
displacement 3486 cc / 212.7 in³
power 596.6 kw / 800 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output 229.49 bhp per litre
torque 784 nm / 578.2 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
front tires 25.5×12.0x17
rear tires 28.5×14.5×18
front brakes Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
rear brakes Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
front wheels F 43.2 x 8.9 cm / 17 x 3.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 38.1 cm / 18 x 15 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
wheelbase 2749 mm / 108.2 in
front track 1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track 1560 mm / 61.4 in
length 4780 mm / 188.2 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission VGC (5-speed)