The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is the first front-wheel drive car to take on Le Mans in the LM P1 category.
It seems different and maybe even a little far fetched but it’s not the first time Nissan has taken this approach in their racing heritage.
In the video provided by NISMO University, we see the science and thought process behind why Nissan feels a front wheel drive racer is more capable on the track. Nissan is also borrowing from their smaller, front wheel drive sedans, common on the road today.
They say a certain level of efficiency from their production cars transitions over to the race track for the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.