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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 (PlayStation Portable)
Gran Turismo 5
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 VRH35L
Max Power 641 BHP
Performance Points 657 PP
Max Torque 72.00 kgf.m
Top Speed 225 miles per hour (362 km/h)
Length 4720 mm
Width 2000 mm
Height 1140 mm
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.

The car appears to be the #32, driven by Aguri Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, and Masahiko Kageyama, who has finished the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans in 3rd place overall.

HistoryEdit

In 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car proved better in qualifying stage even their test of the car was insufficient. Three R390s was entered, but the two of them did not finish because of the gearbox overheating. The No.23 was able to survive and finished in 12th place.

Using the 1997 model, the car were given a major upgrade. A expanded rear bodywork and replacing the spoilers, give more downforce and less drag. 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, turned into the LMP classes, Nissan, developing and entering the R391 prototype in 1999.

Due to restrictions on GT classes, the road car was also built.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

"Developed specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this race car scored the first podium finish for Japanese drivers at the historic race."



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 VRH35L, a twin turbocharged 3.5 liter V-8 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 Le Mans without sufficient testing and did not fare well. To rectify their mistake Nissan made big changes to the R390 for the following year, including adding ABS and TCS. Also, the stock gearbox was swapped in favor of one made by X-Track. With adequate amounts of testing, Nissan engaged in a full assault at the 1998 race with four R390s. The No. 30 car was driven by John Nielsen, 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, and finally, the No. 33 by Satoshi Motoyama, Takuya Kurosawa, and Masami Kageyama.

Porsche, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW were all present at that year's Le Mans, making for 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 an all-Japanese team had made it to the podium.

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 view.

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.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 3,500,000 credits. The black version is not featured in the game.

GT4Edit

Nissan-r390-gt1-race-car-98-black

Nissan R390 GT1 Black Edition, featured in GT4

The R390 GT1 Race Car 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 (Late 90's) at days 694-700 for 2,924,999 Credits.

GT3Edit

This car is 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. It has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car.

GT2Edit

Players can win this car by winning the Gran Turismo World League. It has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car.

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

Videos of the R390 GT1 Race Car in real lifeEdit

「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 - 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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