Can a 1,250 horsepower front-wheel drive car be competitive at Le Mans fighting against Audis, Toyotas and Porsches in LMP1? The hell should I know? But here’s how they prepare the answer.
The fact is that the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo was significantly slower then its competition during testing, so the team decided to skip the pre-season test as well as the opening two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps to get everything together for Le Mans instead.
The GT-R LM Nismo’s tab also failed its first crash test spectacularly, but when a car company decides to go down an unpaved road and built a race car like the world has never seen before, minor throwbacks like that are all part of the game.
After being fortunate enough to experience the race last year with Audi, one thing I’m sure about is finishing Le Mans with this revolutionary prototype would be equal to a victory in this case.
They have less than two month to make it work. What are the odds?