NISMO and Nissan initiated their “Le Mans Challenge: 3-year Plan” in 1995. It the first year, out of the 2 cars that competed, the No. 22 car (Fukuyama/Kondo/Kasuya) was 10th overall and 5th in its class. The following year, the No. 23 car (Hoshino/Hasemi/T.Suzuki) was 15th overall and 10th in the class. This commemorative car is the 1996 machine, No.23, entered as the “NISMO GT-R LM”.