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    Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car 1997

    Finally! Hi-resolution pics of this car!!- (thanks buddy )

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    The fastest and most expensive Nissan road car ever developed was created to comply with the Le Mans GT1 Class regulations which required manufacturers to build at least one street-legal version of the race car. Unlike many others, Nissan built the road car first and built the racing version from it. The R390 GT1 design was the work of Ian Callum at Tom Walkinshaw Racing, previously acclaimed as the designer of the Aston Martin DB7. He was recently appointed Chief Designer for Jaguar.

    At the front, Callum used headlamps from the 300ZX production sports car and the distinct twin front grilles which gives the R390 GT1 a Nissan ‘family’ look. The R390 GT1’s long-tail carbon fibre shape was honed during extensive scale model wind-tunnel testing in England and full-size testing of the actual vehicle at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.

    Behind the driver sits the heart of this true supercar – Nissan’s VRH35L twinturbocharged 3.5-litre double-overhead-camshaft 560bhp V8 engine. Getting that power to the ground from a standing start, out of corners or in damp conditions is a challenge and the R390 GT1 features a launch control system and traction control which, when encountering wheelspin, reduces power by limiting fuel to individual engine cylinders.

    Inside are normal road car appliances such as full instrumentation and leather-covered driver and passenger racing seats. The short-throw gear lever for the Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox and tiny racing steering wheel are reminders of the close alliance between the road car and the vehicle which captured four out of the top-ten spots in the 1998 Le Mans 24-hour race.

    Underneath the all-carbon fibre chassis is upper and lower A-arm suspension with coil springs at all four corners, inboard shock absorbers and front and rear anti-roll bars. Braking is handled by huge AP 14-inch vented front and rear disc brakes with six piston calipers and ABS.
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    Awesome pix. First time I see hi-res of this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracu777
    Awesome pix. First time I see hi-res of this car.
    I have a few more but they're only 1024x768 so i dont think they're worth posting.
    But i'll do so if you like.

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    Sure thing. This is what I have (not high-res). btw, any idea how many were made and when?
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    That's awesome!!! Do you have pics of the rear too?
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    I've always liked this car from Nissan and this remains one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    I have a few more but they're only 1024x768 so i dont think they're worth posting.
    But i'll do so if you like.
    high-res = 1024*768 or larger
    post them please
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    It used to be ACO rules to produce at least 10 road legal cars(i think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracu777
    Sure thing. This is what I have (not high-res). btw, any idea how many were made and when?
    I think they only made one street version. Check UCP, they have this car in their car list

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    Just one picture, but what a picture
    Nissan Nissan R390 GT1 RoadCar
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    I can't remember where I found these, but I thought I should share them.
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    More...
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    More of the R390:
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    Is 1024x768 OK for the hideout? If not or I am doing something else wrong, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotec_Sirius View Post
    Is 1024x768 OK for the hideout?
    Few posts before:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra View Post
    high-res = 1024*768 or larger

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