Nissans at Le Mans: A Return with the Signature LMP2

Twenty-five years ago Nissan entered its first prototype style racer into the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now the automaker is returning to the Le Mans Cup series with the Signature LMP2, which will run NISMO-tuned VK45 V8 motors. See the cars Nissan sent to France for the 1986 battle below the fold.

In 1986 the #32 Nissan R85V Amada driven by Masahiro Hasemi, Takao Wada and James Weaver finished 16th with 284 laps.

The Nissan R86V, powered by the same VG30T turbo and driven by Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Keiji Matsumoto and Aguri Suzuki, was forced to retire after only 64 laps.

[via Autoblog]

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2 Responses to Nissans at Le Mans: A Return with the Signature LMP2

  1. Ric Q says:

    awesome! I’ve very happy to hear this! I hope they make it Petit LeMans. I would def tke a trip to see it there. Sebrings a little too soon to make it.

    I’ll reframe from posting my pics of the R85 and R86 at Zama. You can hit them at my link. If my post dosn’t get deleted.

  2. Nigel says:

    Looks a little like the Dome Nissan prototype racer. The 85V & 86V are from when Nismo was formed.

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