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Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98
Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo (PlayStation Portable)
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 3496 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Aspiration Turbo (Twin-turbocharged)
Engine Nissan VRH35L V8
Max Power 641 BHP
Top Speed 225 mph
Weight 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)

The Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98 was a mid-engined super car built in Atsugi, Japan. It was designed primarily to gain a suitable racing entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997 and 1998. It was built to race under the grand tourer style rules, requiring a homologated road version to be built. It appears in all games since Gran Turismo 2.

Development and HistoryEdit

Created and designed to replace the 1995 Skyline GTR LM, who had some measure of success in GT1 machine. these cars were quickly outpaced by the influx of new manufacturers who were using loopholes in the GT regulations to build racing cars that bore little resemblance to their GT1 class competitors. This led to such machines as the AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and McLaren F1 GTR. Nissan, In cooperation with TWR, developed the R390 GT1 to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GT1 classes.

The Skyline use the RB26DETT inline-6 motor engine, the design is too old for a racing car, employing an iron block which added weight and had a high center of gravity. Nismo instead to resurrect the VRH-35L, used in late Group C car, the Nissan R89C, which used the aluminium block as well as having a lower center of gravity and a better ability to be used as a stressed member over the RB26. Thus the engine was upgraded and designated VRH-35L, and would produce over 641 hp at 6800 rpm.

The car's styling group was led by Ian Callum of TWR. The mechanical and aerodynamic design was led both by Tony Southgate, also from TWR, and Mr. Yutaka Hagiwara of NISMO. Due to this, the R390 GT1 bears a resemblance to the Jaguar XJR-15 which was also developed by TWR and based on the XJR-9 and in fact used a cockpit - including the tub, greenhouse and roof line - very much like that of the XJR15.

In 1997, three R390 was entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the two has did not finish because of overheating on the gearbox. The No.23 was able to survive and finished in 12th place. In 1998, the car were slightly modified. new wing had been installed, following the race models and the 'long-tail' rear bodywork for increased its downforce. Entered in four R390s, four of them able to finish in impressive 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th, being beaten only by the Porsche 911 GT1.

Following the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, rules for the GT classes were changed, mostly to end the amount of manufacturers attempting to use loopholes. The R390 was no longer legal. Nissan instead turned to the LMP classes, developing the R391 prototype for 1999. This program would also be short lived and Nissan would end up leaving Le Mans.

A total of eight R390 GT1 race chassis were built over the two years of the program.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.

{{:GT5 Transcripts/Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98}}

In-Game AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

In Gran Turismo 6, the Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98 can be bought for 1,700,000 Credits. The car has a simple interior.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 2,928,673 credits. It is a Level 23 car and has a simple interior view.

GT4Edit

The R390 GT1 Race Car '98 is worth 4,500,000 credits at the Nissan Classic dealership. The Black Edition of the car can be bought at Used Car Showroom 2 in around of 694-700 days for 2,924,999 Cr.
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Nissan R390 GT1 Black Edition, featured in GT4

GT3Edit

This car are not for sale in Dealership. Players can win this car as a random prize by completing the Gran Turismo All-Stars at the Professional League.

GT2Edit

Players can win this car by compete in Gran Turismo World League at the Gran Turismo League. The 1997 No.23 R390 GT1, players also can win by compete in 300km Grand Valley in Endurance race.
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The #23 R390 GT1, appeared in GT2.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

PhotosEdit

VideosEdit

「Le mans」 Nissan R390 GT-1 「1997~1998」02:10

「Le mans」 Nissan R390 GT-1 「1997~1998」

This video has no English sub.

LeMans 24h 1998 ~由良 拓也が斬る~ Nissan R390 GT102:50

LeMans 24h 1998 ~由良 拓也が斬る~ Nissan R390 GT1

This video has no English sub.

Gran Turismo seriesEdit

Gran Turismo 2 - Red Rock Valley Speedway - Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car '97 - ePSXe 1.806:37

Gran Turismo 2 - Red Rock Valley Speedway - Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car '97 - ePSXe 1.8.0

Gran Turismo 2 - Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car '9805:16

Gran Turismo 2 - Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car '98

Gran Turismo 3 Test Drive Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car05:34

Gran Turismo 3 Test Drive Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car

Gran Turismo 4, 308 of 708 cars 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car04:40

Gran Turismo 4, 308 of 708 cars 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car

Gran Turismo 4- Gran Turismo 4 - Nissan R390GT1 Race Car (Black) '9802:26

Gran Turismo 4- Gran Turismo 4 - Nissan R390GT1 Race Car (Black) '98

Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '9802:00

Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98

GT5

70-1 Gran Turismo PSP Nürburgring Time Trial Replay R390 GT1 Race07:53

70-1 Gran Turismo PSP Nürburgring Time Trial Replay R390 GT1 Race

Gran Turismo 6 Nissan R390 GT1 '98 (PS3)02:55

Gran Turismo 6 Nissan R390 GT1 '98 (PS3)

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