Nissan’s Dark Horse

The race car no one was expecting. 

The Nissan GT-R LM Nismodoes everything wrong. It’s square and snouty. It’s a front-wheel-drive race car purpose-built to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which has only ever been won by rear wheels. Still, Nissan is banking a big sum (racing legend Dan Gurney’s All American Racers skunkworks was enlisted to build the model) that the Nismo can go up against the most competitive racing programs (Audi, Porsche). Will it fail in Le Mans? Perhaps. But will it change racing forever? It will.