Nissan to unleash GT-R in bid to win at Le Mans

LONDON (May 23, 2014) – Nissan will unleash the GT-R and go head-to-head with Audi, Porsche and Toyota at Le Mans in 2015. The Japanese manufacturer will also contest the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with a full factory effort of two LM P1 cars. Nissan’s LM P1 car will be called the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, carrying on a sporting bloodline that stretches back 30 years and recognizes the company’s flagship road car, the Nissan GT-R.
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The Nissan R90CK on track at Le Mans in 1990

The Nissan R90CK on track at Le Mans in 1990

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Ben Bowlby

Ben Bowlby

Alex Buncombe

Alex Buncombe

Darren Cox

Darren Cox

Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough

Tsugio Matsuda

Tsugio Matsuda

Lucas Ordóñez

Lucas Ordóñez

INFOGRAPHIC: Le Mans 24 Hours

INFOGRAPHIC: Le Mans 24 Hours

Lucas Ordóñez, Mark Shulzhitskiy, Tsugio Matsuda

Lucas Ordóñez, Mark Shulzhitskiy, Tsugio Matsuda

Olivier Pla

Olivier Pla

Mark Shulzhitskiy

Mark Shulzhitskiy

Harry Tincknell

Harry Tincknell

Max Chilton, Olivier Pla, Jann Mardenborough

Max Chilton, Olivier Pla, Jann Mardenborough

Max Chilton

Max Chilton

Michael Krumm, Harry Tincknell, Alex Buncombe

Michael Krumm, Harry Tincknell, Alex Buncombe

Nissan Le Mans Driver Team

Nissan Le Mans Driver Team

U.S. GT Academy champions to take on Le Mans and Detroit this weekend

U.S. GT Academy champions to take on Le Mans and Detroit this weekend

Two exceptional races kick-off the Nissan Micra Cup!

Two exceptional races kick-off the Nissan Micra Cup!

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race

Highlights from the first-ever Nissan Micra Cup race