The world of high-end prototype endurance racers has gotten a lot more interesting in the last year. While Audi has dominated the podium for the last few years at Le Mans, Toyota and Porsche have now returned to challenge the reign of the four rings.
Well Nissan has also announced that starting with the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans , it will also be looking to dethrone the king, and they are using the GT-R badge to lead the charge.
Now one quick look at the photo above will reveal that this is not a GT-R in the traditional sense. That profile looks a lot like every other LMP1 car, but I would expect the car to use a modified version of the GT-R powertrain and AWD system. Remember that 800 horsepower hybrid GT-R rumor ? This may be what sparked it.
As it stands, we have absolutely zero information on what the car looks like, sounds like or any specifications, but needless to say it will be fast.
Keep your eyes here. We will have all the details as soon as we can get them. In the mean time we have included the video of the announcement and some information about Nissan’s other current GT-R cars after the break.
Watch announcement video after the break.