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Nissan Sidelines The GT-R LM NISMO To Fix Technical Issues From Le Mans

By   August 9, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO ERS Comic

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

For Nissan this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans did not go as planned. GT-R LM NISMO had one large issue that kept it from being competitive and because of that they are pulling out of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) until it’s fixed.

The problem was that the energy recovery system (ERS) failed and because of this the car could only rely on the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine. The lack of the ERS kept the car, that competes in the LM P1 category, from keeping up with race car from the likes of Porsche and Audi. Beyond the competitive disadvantage the fact that the system was not working correctly caused many of the car’s other systems to be compromised.

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All You Need To Know About Nissan And The 24 Hours of Le Mans

By   June 5, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

This year the 24 Hours of Le Mans will become a bit more crowded in the top LMP1 class. Next week the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO will take a very different design to compete against Audi, Porsche and Toyota.

It will be very interesting to see how the front-engined front-wheel drive car is able to do against mid-engined hybrids with all-wheel drive. The Japanese automaker has a good history in the race, but they would like to get to the top. Audi and Porsche will likely be the toughest challenges, but in a 24 hour endurance race you never know what might happen.

To find out more about Nissan at Le Mans as well as more from the drivers of the GT-R LM NISMO click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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Is This What The McLaren P1 LM Might Look Like?

By   May 1, 2015

McLaren P1 LM Rendoring

McLaren P1 LM

The McLaren P1 has proven to be quite the supercar. The hybrid can lap the Nurburgring in under 7 seconds and is capable of mind blowing speed when you get a long enough straight.

The P1 is thought of as the spiritual successor to the legendary F1. But, is the British manufacture working on an even better performing version of the supercar?

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you can directly to the full article) to see some of the rumored specs of the new P1.

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