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|When Nissan management told its chief designer Ben Bowlby not make an “Audi copy” in the company’s run-up to LeMans, he took the instructions to heart. The GT-R LM NISMO is nothing like the Audi LeMans Prototypes. In fact, the GT-R LM is unlike anything ever built for the track. For starters, the engine is in front of the cockpit, a design not seen in more than 10 years. Furthermore, that engine powers the front wheels. The rear wheels receive power through a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). With well over 1,000 hp between the combustion engine and KERS, the GT-R LM has the power to compete. In the true essence of prototypes, it is a highly experimental design. Success in the 2015 World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans eluded the team, but Nissan’s racing development program continues to push the envelope on this intriguing design. Find out for yourself if the concept is viable on the track in Forza 6.|
The 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO - abbreviated as #23 23 GT-R LM - is a FWD prototype race car featured in Forza Motorsport 6 since the November 2015 update, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and in Forza Motorsport 7 as a Showcase reward.
The GT-R LM Nismo was designed for the Le Mans Prototype1 Hybrid (LMP1-H) class and is unique for using a front-engine layout as opposed to the mid-engine layout used by nearly all other competitors in the category. The GT-R LM is also unusual in that it uses a front-wheel drive drivetrain with an Xtrac 5-speed sequential gearbox located in front of the engine.
At the front of the car is a 3.0L (3,000 cc) VRX30A twin-turbocharged V6 engine with gasoline direct injection, which is seen by Nissan as the most fuel efficient design. Sitting behind the engine and beneath the cockpit is a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) with two Torotrak-developed flywheels. The flywheels gain energy from the use of the front brakes then discharges that energy back to the front wheels via a driveshaft running over the top of the combustion engine. The flywheels can also output power to a secondary driveshaft which is connected to a limited-slip differential at the rear of the car which feeds epicyclic gearboxes located in each rear wheel hub, allowing the GT-R to be all-wheel drive if necessary. The combustion engine outputs approximately 500 hp (373 kW) while the flywheel system is intended to have an additional output of 768 hp (573 kW). The torque output of the car is 889 ft·lb (1205 N·m).
With a front weight percentage of 65%, the GT-R LM's wheels are offset for balance, with 14 in (360 mm) front tires and 9 in (230 mm) rear tires.
|Speed 7.9||Handling 8.3||Acceleration 9.1||Braking 8.3||P 978|
|Unlock: Complete the High-Speed Chase - Nissan Skyline Showcase event||Price: ? CR|
|Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+550)|
|Top Speed: 210.4 mph (338.5 km/h)||Division: Forza P1|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.015 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 99.3 ft (30.3 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 212.4 ft (64.7 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.60 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 2.21 g|
|1/4 Mile: missing data|
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- ↑ Description - Forza Motorsport - Forza Motorsport 6 November Content Update
- ↑ Engine specifications - The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: Tech Spec & Ben Bowlby Q&A — dailysportscar.com
- ↑ Tires - Bowlby: “Nissan are Bold Challengers, Prepared to Innovate” — Sportscar365