1999 Nissan R391


1999 Nissan R391

1999 Nissan R391

Nissan entered a pair of R391 machines in the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but car No. 22 crashed in the previous day’s qualifier, and car No. 23 retired after seven hours. However, in November that year, car No. 23 (M. Krumm, E. Comas, S. Motoyama) vindicated the R391, wining a brilliant victory in the Le Mans-Fuji 1000km race held in Japan.

 

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineVRH50A V8
displacement4997 cc / 304.94 in³
power441 kw / 591.4 bhp
specific output118.35 bhp per litre
bhp/weight657.11 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsRWD
front tires325/30R18
rear tires375/30R18
front brakesCarbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakesCarbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 36.8 cm / 18 x 14.5 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight900 kg / 1985 lbs
wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track1660 mm / 65.4 in
rear track1610 mm / 63.4 in
length4650 mm / 183.1 in
width2000 mm / 78.7 in
height695 mm / 27.4 in
transmissionNPTI 6-Speed Sequential
race victories1999 Fuji 1000km