This is incredibly exciting for several reasons. First, Nissan hasn’t been in the LMP1 business since 1999—sure, it’s been competing in the GT bracket and making LMP2 engines, but LMP1 is the highest class in endurance racing.
Second, the GT-R LM NISMO, as it’s called, already looks competitive. Its 3.0-liter V6 engine outputs a whopping 550 horsepower before gaining an additional 700 from the Energy Recovery System. That adds up to 1,250 hp, potentially making it the most powerful LMP1 on the grid.
We can’t wait to see more of the GT-R LM NISMO at Lewis Nissan, so we’ll be sure to stay tuned to the Chicago Auto Show where it will make its next appearance. You should too!