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

type Racing Car
built at Japan
engine VRH50A V8
displacement 4997 cc / 304.94 in³
power 441 kw / 591.4 bhp
specific output 118.35 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 657.11 bhp per tonne
driven wheels RWD
front tires 325/30R18
rear tires 375/30R18
front brakes Carbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Carbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 36.8 cm / 18 x 14.5 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 900 kg / 1985 lbs
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1660 mm / 65.4 in
rear track 1610 mm / 63.4 in
length 4650 mm / 183.1 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
height 695 mm / 27.4 in
transmission NPTI 6-Speed Sequential
race victories 1999 Fuji 1000km