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Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98
Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo (PlayStation Portable game)
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Flag of Japan Nissan
Displacement 3496 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine VRH35L
Max Power 341 BHP
Performance Points 519 PP
Max Torque 50.00 kgf.m
0-60 Mph 3.2 seconds
Standing Quarter Mile 11.1 seconds
Top Speed 220 miles per hour (350 km/h)
Weight 1,180 kilograms (2,600 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.46 kg (7.6 lb) per horsepower
Credits Cr. 1,000,000

The Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98 is a road supercar built by Nissan due its regulations to enter the race version for the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans. It had appeared in all games since Gran Turismo 2. This is the second of the two road going R390 GT1 models produced in the history of automotives.

HistoryEdit

Originally, the R390 was built as a production road car, then a race version was developed after. There were only two road cars built. One was sold in private auction and another one is stored in Nissan's Zama Facility.

The road car was able to reach in 220 mph. Surpassing the Ruf CTR2 (217 mph) and Jaguar XJ220 (213 mph), but was beaten by the TVR Speed 12 (245 mph) and McLaren F1 (231 mph). It is capable of running 0-60 mph is 3.2 seconds and going into 100 mph in only 6.4 seconds. It became the fastest Japanese road car ever built and also 3rd fastest car ever built, behind the Speed 12 and F1.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The road-going version of the GT1 car. The only one built to fulfill[4] regulations."



Nissan chartered into unfamiliar waters when it introduced the R390 in May 1997. It was the first time the company produced a bona fide supercar.

The R390 was created primarily to satisfy homologation requirements for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which at the time specified that race vehicles must be based on general passenger cars. However, thanks to a loophole in the rules that gave any car the right to race as long as it satisfied the minimum safety equipment standards for driving on public roads, the R390 was able to compete.

Development of the R390 was conducted through a joint effort by Nissan and TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing). It shared the R390's carbon composite monocoque body and twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-8, although in the road version, output was rated at 345 HP as compared to the race car's 500. The interior was also made more appropriate for a consumer car.

The R390 received a registration number in the U.K. and was shown to public at Nissan's 24 Hours of Le Mans paddock on test day. The following year, a 1998-model road car was produced with an improved body. The price at the time was said to be over $1 million, but there is no record of one ever being sold.

In-game AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

The Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98 can be purchased from the Nissan dealership for 1,000,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 998,954 Credits. It is a Level 12 car.

It appears in the Supercar Festival event and it is the moderest car than the other cars when used at the race at Daytona.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

The R390 GT1 Road Car is worth 1,000,000 Credits at Nissan Classic's Dealership.

GT3Edit

Players can get the R390 GT1 Road Car as a Random prize car by competing the GT World Championship at Professional League or in Grand Valley 300km at Endurance Events. In both events, it has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car.

GT2Edit

This car can be purchased in the special section of the Nissan dealership for 1,000,000 Credits.

TriviaEdit

  • The VRH35 race engine used in this car would later be recreated as the basis of McLaren's M838T engine.
  • In GT2 and GT3, the engine sound is very similar to the R390 Race Version. It was changed in GT4, and again in GT PSP, GT5 and GT6.

PicturesEdit

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
  4. Misspelt as "fulfil" in Gran Turismo 6.

VideoEdit

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Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car '98

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