|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|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||641 BHP|
|Weight||1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
The Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98 is a 1998 LeMans race car produced by Nissan. It appears in all games since Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo (PlayStation Portable), Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.
The 1997 R390 GT1, entered Le Mans in 1997, but did not finish in the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans due to mechanical problem. For the 1998 Le Mans, the car yet again entered, with more performance. Four R390 GT1's were entered, but only one of four R390 made it to 3rd place.
There also a special black race car in Gran Turismo 4, along with Nissan R92CP Race Car '92, Mazda 787B Race Car '91 and Toyota GT-One Race Car (TS020) '99.
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
- Nissan, in an effort to claim the ever elusive title of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, developed a GT1 class machine in 1997 with TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing). Tony Southgate created the basic design and placed a VRH-35L, a twin turbocharged 3.5 litre V8 which is a favorite from the days of Group C cars into a carbon monocoque body and added an orthodox suspension.
- That year, the R390 was entered in LeMans without sufficient testing and did not fare well. To rectify their mistake, Nissan make big changes to the R390 for the following year, including adding ABS and TCS. also the stock gearing was swapped in favor of one made by X-Track. with adequate amount of testing, Nissan enraged in a full assault at the 1998 race with four R390s.
- The No.30 car was driven by John Nielson, Micheal Krumm and Franck Lagorce. The No.31 by Jan Lammers, Eric Comas and Andrea Montermini. The No.32 by Aguri Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Masahiko Kageyama an finally No.33 by Satoshi Motoyama, Takuya Kurosawa and Masami Kageyama.
- Porsche, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and BMW were all present at that year's LeMans, making a fierce struggle. In the end, the Porsche cars were too strong, posting 1-2 finish. but the No.32, R390 managed an impressive 3rd place, this marked the first time a all Japanese Team had made it to the podium.
In Gran Turismo 6, the R390 GT1 Race Car '98 can be bought for 1,700,000 Credits. The car has a simple interior.
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.
This car worth of 4,500,000 credits at the Nissan dealership. The Black Edition of the car can be bought at Used Car Showroom 2, along side with GT-One Race Car (TS020) '99.
Players can win this car by completing the Gran Turismo All-Stars at the Professional League. the engine sound still same from GT2 until the next installment, the engine sound was changed.
Players can win this car by compete in GT World League at the GT League. Compared to R390 GT1 Race Car '97, downforce of the car are improved thanks to the extended rear bodywork.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive