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  Nissan R390 GT1

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Country of origin:Japan
Produced from:1997 - 1998
Numbers built:8
Designed by:Ian Callum for TWR
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 25, 2008
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 Anyone have any parts?  
I own R390 R5 which I believe is the only chassis outside of Nissan in Japan. It is not complete however and if anyone has any parts or knowledge of where any parts are please let me know.
An Ian Callum design, this is probably the best Nissan ever. It was rushed into racing to quickly in 1997 and because of this, it was unreliable, but undoubtably quick. The 1998 cars saw several changes. A longer tail for an increase in downforce was adapted over the stump of the 97 car, front brake ventilation was improved, as well as small improvements to the front Aero and curing of reliabilty issues. 3 cars in the top 10 in 1998 was a big step forward, but the rules changed and the R390 was dropped for a new open top R391 in 1999. The Fairlady/300zx headlights are a nice touch too. My favorite car of all time.
 What a BEAST!!  
It was a shame that Tony Southgate didn't think to pull off a Toyota-style story about the lack of luggage space in the first incarnation, because I think that if they didn't have to rearrange all of the oil coolers and stuff they could've given the Joest and the factory Porsches a run for their money at LeMans '97. I was SO GLAD that all four R390s finished in the top ten at LeMans in '98.

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