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  Nissan R89C
 

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Country of origin:Japan
Produced in:1989
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Lola
Predecessor:Nissan R88C
Successor:Nissan R90CK
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 03, 2009
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Engine
Configuration VRH35Z 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 185 kilo / 407.9 lbs
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 3,496 cc / 213.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 77.0 mm (3 in)
Compression 8.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin IHI Turbo
Power 800 bhp / 597 KW @ 7,600 rpm
Torque 784 Nm / 578 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 229 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis Kevlar and carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and Koni adjustable shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland VGC 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 980 kilo / 2,161 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 1,990 mm (78.3 in) / 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,794 mm (110 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in) / 1,560 mm (61.4 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.82 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Golden Era - The history of Group C & IMSA GTP, by Ian Briggs and John Starkey
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