The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Features Front-Wheel-Drive

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 19, 2015
References: nissannews & gizmag
The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is a car that does away with conventional wisdom in the realm of race cars, opting for a configuration that is sure to raise eyebrows thanks to its ingenuity and unconventional nature. While endurance racing is assumed to imply all-wheel drive hybrid setups, this car features a front-engine and front-wheel-drive setup.

This car is powered by a twin-turbo 60-degree V6 engine dubbed the VRX 30A Nismo, which powers the front wheels through a five-speed pneumatic paddle shift gearbox with a three-plate carbon clutch assembly. The engine exhaust is placed in front of the vehicle's cabin, with the sides of the car used to channel air through tunnels within a carbon-composite bodywork.

Nissan has a long and proud history of introducing innovative and unconventional concepts on the racetrack, and this tradition is set to continue with the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.