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  1. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    FIA-GT1 Nissan GT-R spied, LeMans specs rumored

    by Damon Lavrinc on Dec 26th 2008 at 1:00PM



    Japan's Auto Sport magazine has procured a handful of shots and some preliminary specs on the FIA-GT1-ready Nissan GT-R, and judging by the modifications and performance stats, Nissan is planning an all-out assault on the series and a possible campaign at LeMans.

    In order to get the GT-R up to snuff, NISMO has fitted the super coupe with a full body kit, GT-style wing, plexiglass windows, upgraded brakes, wheels and ducting, along with a hood reminiscent of the unit fitted on the SuperGT GT500 class GT-R. Informed speculation says that Nissan has ditched the twin-turbo'd 3.8-liter V6 in favor of a V8, possibly the 4.5-liter VK45DE used on the SuperGT racer.

    The Nissan GT-R LM is rumored to be putting out 542 hp and 448 lb-ft of torque with a curb weight of 3,417 pounds and a price tag somewhere in the ballpark of 18,000,000 yen, or just under $200k US. Production is rumored to be limited to 300 units total, with 10 vehicles being built each month.

    The LeMans car would only be sold to teams competing in the enduro, with a price tag of 65,000,000 yen ($720k US), 592 hp, 506 lb-ft of torque and tipping the scales at 2,976 pounds. There's still no confirmation when Nissan will begin campaigning the GT-R in a series outside of SuperGT, but don't be surprised to see an LM-spec car in at least one series in 2009.

    Gallery: Nissan GT-R LM, FIA-GT1


    From Autoblog


  2. Shy Guy is offline Car Aficianado
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    They should just bring back an R390 successor >_>

  3. KoenigseggBG is offline Made in 1994
     
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    Stunning work...

  4. gingervette is offline Corvette = Win
     
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    still crap...
    U mad bro?

  5. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by redvette77 »
    still crap...
    Ouch man. The GTR is a good car but I don't think It can compete with the C6 its way too dominant in GT1. Throught the GTR might put up a fight.




  6. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    never doubt the GTR young panda. it's full of surprises!

  7. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    If the GTR turns out be as lethal as it was like in Group A racing then I wouldn't be surprised.




  8. Immelmann is offline Custom User Title
     
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    Looks like fun! It better make it into a future GTR game!


  9. Shy Guy is offline Car Aficianado
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    I still think they should bring an R390 successor and put a road version to compete with the Murcielago/Carrera GT

  10. Captain_ClutchKick is offline Slidey slidey!
     
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    Astons trounce Vettes at Le Mans, but a GT-R on the track too... that looks very interesting
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  11. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    I can't see this car entering a race as a 4WD. They'd have probably banned it after the first Skyline GT-Rs obliterated the competition in the early '90s. Maybe that will level the playing field somewhat


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  12. Captain_ClutchKick is offline Slidey slidey!
     
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    It won't be AWD. The GT500 car I'm pretty sure is just RWD.
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  13. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Fu Panda »
    If the GTR turns out be as lethal as it was like in Group A racing then I wouldn't be surprised.
    The Group A R32 GT-R was a monster, I'm not sure if the R35 will be up to those specs...

    And the GT1 GT-R is nice, but I'd much rather them bring on a new version of the R390.


 

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