1997 Nissan R390 GT1


1997 Nissan R390 GT1

1997 Nissan R390 GT1

Following on from NISMO, which raced the Skyline at Le Mans, Nissan developed a true racing car, the R390, and entered it in1997. That year it raced three cars; two retired, but car No.23 (K. Hoshino, E. Comas, Masahiko Kageyama) came in 12th. The No.21 car team included M. Brundle, J. Müller, and W. Taylor.

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineVRH35L V8
displacement3495 cc / 213.28 in³
power478 kw / 641.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output183.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight641.0 bhp per tonne
torque686 nm / 506.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
driven wheelsRWD
front tires245/40ZR18
rear tires295/35ZR18
front brakesAP Racing Discs
rear brakesAP Racing Discs
front wheelsF 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
f suspensionWishbones
r suspensionWishbones
curb weight1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track1730 mm / 68.1 in
rear track1670 mm / 65.7 in
length4580 mm / 180.3 in
width2000 mm / 78.7 in
height1090 mm / 42.9 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential