The 2017 Nissan GTR Nismo is a sports-prototype racing car built by Nissan Motor Company and their motorsport division Nismo. 2017 GTR Nismo is unique among Le Mans Prototypes at the time of the use of a front mid-engine layout for his internal combustion engine as opposed to the rear mid-engine layout used by almost all the other competitors in the category. Nissan GTR Nismo is the first prototype Nissan has participated since the 391 in 1999, although the company engines in recent years have provided. Nissan GTR Nismo car is branded after the Nissan GT-R road car and shares a similar engine and drivetrain configurations, but is not associated with the sports car. The GTR Nismo program announced on 23 May 2014, while the car on public show for the first time in a Nissan commercial during the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015. The 2017 Nissan GTR Nismo was retired from the competition at the end of 2015 after he participated in only one race.
2017 Nissan GTR Nismo Design
Chief designer Ben Bowlby was given the assignment of Nissan an “Audi copy” design. Bowlby put the GTR’s internal combustion engine in the front of the cabin, a layout which is not used in Le Mans prototypes since the Panoz LMP01 Evo in 2003 Unlike the Panoz’s rear-wheel drive power source, the GTR forces front axle through a gearbox located in the front of the engine.
With the weight bias of the 2017 GTR heavier in front and power in the first place aimed at the front axle, to offset the wheels to balance the car. Tires in front are 14 in (360 mm) wide, while the rear tires are only 9 in (230 mm) wide. Cooling for the engine, gearbox, and flywheel systems are located in the nose of the car, allowing the body to use the cabin as air flow tunnels. The use of tunnels requires the turbo is placed on top of the engine, exhausting from the top of the body to the windshield. The rear drivetrain is designed without traditional half shafts would need to traverse the tunnels, choosing instead of the epicyclic lever system to work around the tunnels.
2017 Nissan GTR Nismo Engine
The 2017 Nissan GTR Nismo, engine, co-developed by Nissan and Cosworth is a 3.0 L (180 cu in) 60-degree V6 with a twin-turbo direct injection and is seen by Nissan as the most fuel-efficient design. Behind the engine and under the cabin is a kinetic energy recovery system using two flywheels developed by Torotrak. The flywheels get energy from the use of the front brakes discharges that energy back to the front wheels via a driveshaft running across the top of the internal combustion engine. The flywheels can output power to a secondary drive shaft linked to a limited-slip differential at the rear of the car epicyclic gearboxes located educate each rear wheel hub so that the GT-R be to all-wheel drive if necessary. The internal combustion engine outputs about 500 kW (370 kW; 510 hp), while the 2017 Nissan GTR Nismo, flywheel system is aimed at creating an additional output of about 750 kW (560 kW; 760 PS).