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Nismo Skyline GT-R LM, 1995. An R33 Skyline-based GT car was entered for Le Mans in 1995 and 1996. The biggest difference was the switch to rear wheel drive, abandoning the high-tech adaptive four wheel drive system of the standard GT-R in the quest to reduce weight. In 1995, this No.22 car (H. Fukuyama/S. Kasuya) was 10th overall and 5th in its class. The GT1 regulations required a racing car to be based on a road car but production of just one road car was sufficient to homologate the model. Hence Nismo built one road version of LM

Nissan’s 1250bhp FWD Le Mans racer is here

Yes, Nismo’s LMP1 contender is this mind-boggling hybrid. Can it end Audi’s 24-hour dominance?

This freak of nature is the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. Which means it’s Nissan’s Le Mans 24-hour contender, designed to take on the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota at La Sarthe this year. But it looks nothing like any of them…

Unveiled in an ad break during last night’s American Superbowl (the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24, if you’re into that sort of thing), Nissan has clearly taken a different tack with its interpretation of the rules.

So here’s what we know: it’s front-engined, using a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 - not unlike the GT-R road car you might have seen on the TV show last night (if you didn’t, do, it was a good ‘un). That engine is claimed to develop about 550bhp. [x]