New Nissan GT-R to Receive Le Mans Sports Prototype’s Engine

MySpin: Australian cars community MySpin 3 years ago

New-gen Nissan GT-R supercar is to be fitted with a modernized engine from the GT-R LM Nismo prototype that was made for the WEC and the 24 hours of Le Mans marathon.

The Nisssan GT-R LM Nismo power plant includes a 3-liter V6 engine, accumulator set, and an electrical engine mounted onto the rear axle. The total output of the aggregates is 1,250 horse powers. The sports prototype has a layout unconventional for the highest LMP1 category – it is front-wheel drive and front-engine.

The next GT-R will get a 3-liter gasoline bi-turbocharged V6 engine with direct fuel injection, whose output will be about 550 horse powers. This aggregate responds to all the necessary requirements for its mounting onto a road car, according to Ben Bowlby.

3-liter engine will be included into the new GT-R’s hybrid power plant that was previously confirmed by Nissan’s top managers. It will also feature an electro-engine, accumulator set, and energy recuperation system during braking. According to preliminary data, the total output of the aggregates will be 800 hp. The supercar goes from head start to 100 kph in 2.7 seconds.

It was previously reported that the next GT-R’s design will be completed in the style of the Concept 2020 virtual supercar, created for the Gran Turismo 6 racing simulator. It is expected that the new-gen Nissan GT-R will debut in 2016.

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