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Nissan 240RS Rally Car '85
Nissan 240RS Rally Car '85
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 2340 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine Nissan FJ24, 2.4L DOHC inline-4
Max Power 229 BHP
Performance Points 440 PP
Length 4330 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1310 mm
Weight 970 kilograms (2,100 lb)

The Nissan 240RS Rally Car '85 is a Race car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #24 driven by Yoshio Iwashita at the 1986 Safari Rally in Kenya, who ended up retiring in the rally and finishing joint 80th in the overall standings, due to failing to score a single point thus placing Iwashita outside the top 79 drivers for that year who did score.

In-game descriptionEdit

"Powered by a circuit spec FJ24; a rally car that fought in Group B."

The 240RS was Nissan's take on what a rally car should be. Based on the 240SX (the Silvia in Japan), the rear-wheel-drive car was powered by the FJ24 engine. This 2.4-liter DOHC inline-4 cranked out 237 HP, thanks to custom crankshafts and a special block. The car's body featured Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) on the hood, trunk lid, and fenders, while every window except the front windshield was composed of polycarbonate.

These changes translated to a curb weight of a mere 970kg. Nissan produced 200 road-going versions of the 240RS to meet FIA Group B standards, virtually all of[4]them sold in Europe. In 1983, the Nissan Works team entered the 240RS in the Safari Rally, perhaps with hopes of taking four checkered flags in a row, like they did with the Violet Rally Car years before.

However, it was not to be, as all three factory 240RSs retired due to engine trouble. The only private entry took 4th. The reason behind Nissan's dismal showing could be the attributed fact that the Safari Rally was no longer an endurance rally in the traditional sense, but a European style sprint, with many of the competitors running purpose-built race models with a limited production of 20 units.

Nissan did develop a revised version of the 240RS, but by this time, Group B already became a breeding ground for all-wheel-drive turbocharged race cars, and the 240RS was never able to showcase it's talents.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be won by winning the Swiss Alps Rally (Hard), in the Special Conditions hall.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan 240RS Rally Car '85 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 732,577 Credits. It is a Level 8 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • The car that appears in-game is based on the #24 vehicle entered at the 1986 Safari Rally and driven by Yoshio Iwashita. This is identifiable due to how prior to 1995, all entrants were given randomized numbers for an event, and the white rally stickers on the doors which have censored Marlboro logos on them, due to Marlboro being the main sponsor of the Safari Rally at the time.
  • In addition, there is also a larger censored Marlboro logo on the window, which was changed by Polyphony into two red rectangles, representing the Marlboro chevrons, which surround eight black vertical rectangles, each of them representing the individual letters.
  • Oddly, a pair of French flags adorn both doors, with no names attached to them. These may be referring to Alain Ambrosino and his co-driver Daniel Le Saux, who also drove for Nissan in the 240 RS from 1985 to 1987, although he never drove it under the #24.
  • This car was initially hidden inside of the files of Gran Turismo 4: Prologue, and was inaccessible under normal circumstances. The only difference between this appearance and its first official appearance in Gran Turismo 4 is that the rims were shrunk. The texture between the two games was left completely unmodified.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. Miswritten as "all them" in the game.

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