|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|
|Engine||Nissan VRH35L V8|
|Max Power||641 BHP|
|Weight||1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
The Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98 is a 1998 GT1 LMS race car built 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.
Created and designed to replace the 1995 GT1 Skyline GTR LM. In cooperation with TWR, Nissan built the R390 to enter the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans in GT1 classes. Equipped with rarest VRH-35L, which used in Group C car Nissan R89C.
In 1997, three R390 was entered but the two has did not finish because of mechanical problems. The No.23 was able to survive and finished in 12th place. In 1998, the car were slightly upgraded and entered in four R390s. Four of them able to finish in 3rd,5th,6th and 10th.
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.
This car are not for sale in Dealership. Players can win this car by completing the Gran Turismo All-Stars at the Professional League.
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.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive
- On GT2 and GT3, the engine sound are same but changed on GT4 and latter games.