The most intriguing LM P1 car to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13 is without a doubt the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo.
It’s a front-engined, front-wheel drive hybrid race car that aims to compete with mid-engined, rear-wheel drive cars like the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Toyota TS040 Hybrid and Porsche 919 Hybrid.
To help people get a clearer idea of what the GT-R LM Nismo is about, Nissan has shipped one of its cars to California to be featured in one episode of the popular web series Jay Leno’s Garage. Nissan GT-R LM NISMO chief engineer Zack Eakin accompanied the car to answer all of Jay’s questions.
The famous car collector was pretty excited about the GT-R LM Nismo, because it’s the result of engineers thinking outside the box. Obviously, Nissan has important reasons to go this way with its Le Mans racer, and the video that follows reveals them. There’s also a behind the scenes video.