Nissan bringing GT-R LM Nismo to Le Mans in 2015 [w/videos]

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2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

The Nissan Zeod RC hybrid racecar is certainly cool with its pointy looks, we’re excited to see it run, but it isn’t built to win races so much as push boundaries. But we might not have too to wait long for one of the Japanese brand’s vehicles to claim an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well. The company is announcing the GT-R LM Nismo racecar with a two-car, full factory effort in the top LMP1 class of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, including Le Mans.

Details about the new racer are almost nonexistent at the moment. The only glimpses that we have are its silhouette under a sheet (above) and the briefest peek at its quad circular taillights in one of the teaser videos. However, the team is making some big promises about the car. “We want to win in a very different way to that of our rivals. We won’t be turning up in a vehicle, which is a basically another hybrid that looks like another Porsche, Audi or Toyota – they all look the same to me,” said Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer and Executive Vice President Andy Palmer in the official announcement. Mechanically, Nissan is revealing even less about the GT-R LM Nismo for now. We are just going to have to wait and find out.

The brand will be aiming for a win in the 24-hour race, but it won’t come easy. Nissan will absolutely face stiff competition from the combined forces of Audi, Porsche and Toyota in the top LMP1 class. Scroll down to watch two teaser videos for the newest member of the GT-R family and read the full announcement.

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