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Nissan LMP1 in a retro look: Japan bomber in blue-white-red

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Nissan LMP1 in retro look
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N Nissan has not yet had a single race with his contested new Le Mans prototypes, but the Japanese are way ahead in terms of PR. Similar to Porsche with its red-painted 919, which is reminiscent of the legendary 917, one of the GT-R LM Nismo prototypes will also be launched in a striking retro design.

Retro Nissan with a blue one Paintwork in Le Mans

Instead of completely red, the LMP1 racer with the starting number 21 competes in the traditional blue-white-red Nissan racing look. The Japanese want to remember the Le Mans pole position in 1990.

25 years ago, Briton Mark Blundell set the fastest lap in qualifying in a Group C Nissan R90CK. The course on the Sarthe was mastered in 3: 27.020 minutes. The new paintwork imitates the look of the 1,100 hp prototype from back then.

'The blue cars of Group C and IMSA era of the 80s and 90s are still very popular with the fans,' explains Marketing Director Darren Cox. 'It's a great way to celebrate the successes of our motorsport history in this way.' The redesigned racing car will be driven by the Japanese Tsugio Matsuda (JAP), the Spaniard Lucas Ordonez and Mark Shulzhitskiy from Russia.

First meeting with Audi, Porsche and Toyota

All in all, Nissan 3 GT-R LM Nismo makes its racing debut use in Le Mans. Even without the special design, the Japan bomber is already an eye-catching appearance. Due to the unusual concept with a front engine and front-wheel drive, the pilot's cockpit is set far back, which has earned it the nickname 'Batmobile'.

Experts are already excited to see how the prototype will fare in comparison with the established competition. During the pre-test, two weeks before the Le Mans race, Audi, Porsche and Toyota meet for the first time. auto motor und sport is of course on site and will provide you with the latest information before the season's highlight.

In our gallery we are already showing the first pictures of the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo in its new (old) look - and we also have some photos of the predecessor from 1990.


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