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TAG Heuer on GT-R LM NISMO (Le Mans)

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 1, 2015

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    Edited Feb 1, 2015
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  2. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 2, 2015

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    Do we expect a limited edition Grand Carrera Nismo?
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 2, 2015

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    Doubt it. :)
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 2, 2015

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    Wow. Hope it's fast, as that gives less chance to enjoy its looks!

    Still, good on Nissan for trying something different and adventurous
     
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  5. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Feb 2, 2015

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  6. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 2, 2015

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    Thank you Werner;
    http://us.tagheuer.com/en/watch-news/amazing-kickoff-for-tag-heuer-and-nissan-nismo
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    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 5, 2015

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  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

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    What a crazy car- Front wheel engine and front-wheel drive. And look at the width of the front tyres vs. rears!

    Love that LeMans can have different approaches to winning, a stark contrast to the narrow F1 rules
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 5, 2015

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    Nissan VRX 30A NISMO: 3.0 litre, 60 degree V6, direct injection gasoline twin-turbo

     
  11. Pell031

    Pell031 Feb 5, 2015

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    couldn't agree more! I think it's very strange looking and bizarre, but simply love that it exists!
     
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  12. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Feb 5, 2015

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    ...that is literally a regular mid engined sports car but back to front...

    The 3 sec burst of 4wd is intriguing and makes me want to have a look at the rules around that. I wonder if it's tied to the same rules (or lack of) that govern hybrid cars with electrical assistance to the rears?
    The FWD explains the..... interesting shape of the car.
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 28, 2015

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  14. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Mar 1, 2015

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    A very strange and very fascinating car. My next car also should have the exhaust
    pipes in front of the windscreen, so that I
    can enjoy the flames...
    Thanks for sharing!!!

     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 10, 2015

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    A sad update:

    The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO has been withdrawn from active racing competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship until further notice, Nissan announced Friday.

    Citing what it deemed multiple technical issues, including running without its hybrid Energy Recovery System (ERS) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan will withdraw from the Six Hours of Nürburgring, and has not indicated a race when it will return to action in the FIA WEC.

    It will instead continue its testing program, predominantly but not exclusively in the United States.

    “We know people will be disappointed but be assured that nobody is more disappointed than us,” said Shoichi Miyatani, President of NISMO.

    “We are racers and we want to compete but we also want to be competitive. That is why we have chosen to continue our test program and prepare the GT-R LM NISMO for the strong competition we face in the World Endurance Championship.

    “When you innovate you don’t give up at the first hurdle. We are committed to overcoming this challenge.”

    An updated version of the car completed a two-day test at Circuit of The Americas last month with Olivier Pla and Harry Tincknell at the wheel. It’s understood the car continued to struggle pace-wise at the test.

    http://www.foxsports.com/motor/stor...ismo-to-miss-nurburgring-possibly-more-080815
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 10, 2015

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  17. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Aug 12, 2015

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    Hello Hubert,
    I think it is okay for Nissan to take some time for further research
    instead of burning money. Until today I'm not convinced that a
    racing car should have a front wheel drive. That's why I drive a Subaru (However not in racing).
    That's how physics are. But they had the courage to try it.
    Perhaps they can turn the car 180 degrees around. That would
    probably work much better. But I think, this is not what
    they want to do. At least, they have the knowledge to do so.
    Cheers
    Werner
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 13, 2015

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    I agree Werner. I think they should change it to all-wheel-drive, or RWD. Time will tell.
    Cheers!
     
  19. TP61

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    Not a great year for TH in motor racing terms given this and the McLaren Honda debacle. I really wish they'd gone with Porsche, might've been able to give Alonso the ride for definite too. In the 21 years I've been going to Le Mans, the last three Nissan/Ben Bowlby cars have been the ugliest ever. IMHO of course
     
  20. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Aug 23, 2015

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    A team Porsche/TAGHeuer is my dream too. But I think, theire idea was different:
    If Porsche or Audi win at Le Mans, it is
    a superb performance. But it is also, what people expect. If the Nismo had won or at least reached a good position, this had been a sensation. And the extreme concept of the Nismo would have suited to the "technique d'avantgarde" campaign.
    So let's wait and see what they will do in June 2016.
    So far, they have Steve McQueen, who "
    "never cracked under pressure".

    Cheers
    Werner