In the midst of final preparation for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan GT-R LM NISMO chief engineer Zack Eakin dropped by Jay Leno's Garage to discuss all things GT-R LM NISMO, Le Mans, GT Academy and much more.
Ready with three GT-R LM NISMO vehicles, nine drivers and ever faster lap times, Nissan began Le Mans Test Weekend this weekend – and its countdown to its return to the LMP1 class at Le Mans 24 Hours, June 13.
Nissan today completed an extensive test program at Le Mans during the official test day. The three Nissan GT-R LM NISMOs were the first cars on track when the morning session went green, ready to work through a comprehensive test program to dial the cars into the unique Le Mans circuit.
The world has never seen a racing car quite like the GT-R LM NISMO. Radical in concept and bold in execution, it was created at the point where imagination, knowledge and courage intersect. Its mission is to explore new ideas, to pioneer an uncharted route toward unprecedented speed and efficiency and, ultimately, outright victory in the greatest motor race of them all, the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Two American GT Academy winners can further burnish their professional racing credentials this weekend at very different racetracks 4,000 miles apart – 2013 champ Nick McMillen in Le Mans, France and 2011 winner Bryan Heitkotter on the streets of Detroit, Michigan.