Nissan GT-R LM NISMO


  • SockDev


    It's a fine looking thing. Powered by a 3l twin-turbo V6 and a flywheel KERS system, it produces over 1000hp when turned up to 11. Oddly, it's front-engined. But that's not TRWTF.

    It's front-wheel drive.

    Nissan have built a 1000hp+ touring car :laughing:


    OK, some of the KERS power can go to the back. Doesn't mean it will though :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



  • It's front engined.

    1000hp through the front wheels would be idiotic.

    edit: Nevermind, it is idiotic.



  • It can send some power to the rear wheels - it's not completely FWD.

    Specifically

    Picture the loooooong driveshaft extending from the front of the car to the back of the car, terminating at the rear axle line. It connects to a differential housing that scales upward—high enough for driveshafts to reach across and over the through-flow aero tunnels. Those driveshafts connect to individual gearboxes that also sit in tall housings.With the high differential housing connected to the high outrigger gearboxes via driveshafts, the rear wheels are turned by short driveshafts from the base of the gearboxes.


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    It can send some power to the rear wheels - it's not completely FWD.

    I know ;)
    However, Nissan haven't yet decided if they'll actually run it as a true 4WD at Silverstone (or any track for that matter). And even if they did, only (some of) the KERS power will go rearwards, if I understand correctly.

    Either way, the rear tyres are 9" wide, the fronts 14". So there's definitely more power going to the front ;)





  • @RaceProUK said:

    Either way, the rear tyres are 9" wide, the fronts 14". So there's definitely more power going to the front

    Oh yeah. I'm no engineer but this seems silly.


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    Oh yeah. I'm no engineer but this seems silly.

    But if it wins a race, especially if it wins Le Mans… it'll still seem silly :smile:



  • It seems that directing KERS power to the front wheels like Audi do is restricted to certain speeds/parts of the track but sending it to the back isn't.

    Toyota have a similar system to Nissan.


  • SockDev

    The Toyota you're actually looking for is this one:

    Unlike the TS030, this one is part-time 4WD, like the Nissan. Just the other way around :smile:



  • Ooops. They still ain't going to win :laughing:



  • I'm just trusting that the engineers at Nissan who built this thing know what the fuck they're doing.


  • SockDev

    Then again, this is the same company that once named a car Cedric.




  • SockDev

    Still doesn't make it a good name for a car



  • I like how you look at the fat owl with the vest and monocle and say STILL doesn't make it a good name for a car.

    Because usually fat owls with monocles, their names? Those make good names for cars. Almost always. This particular fat owl is such an outlier.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I'm just trusting that the engineers at Nissan who built this thing know what the fuck they're doing.

    Because their advertising honchos sure as hell don't.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Because usually fat owls with monocles, their names? Those make good names for cars. Almost always. This particular fat own is such an outlier.

    QFC(omedy)


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    I don't. Prototype racing is full of bad ideas and evolutionary dead ends.

    This feels like one. 1000HP through twoish tires (and the ones that also have to deal with steering at that) is probably doable with modern tire tech, but will handle so unlike anything else that the drivers will be at an automatic learning curve handicap (unless they're making due on their threats from the superbowel commercial and preventing the drivers from seeing their kids until they win LeMans. Because that's the takeaway I got from that commercial)



  • @Weng said:

    (unless they're making due on their threats from the superbowel commercial and preventing the drivers from seeing their kids until they win LeMans. Because that's the takeaway I got from that commercial)

    Haha I spent that entire commercial going, "wait a minute, did anybody involved in the creation of this listen to the lyrics of the song they're using?" (Then they weaseled out of it by not playing the last verse. But still!)



  • @blakeyrat said:

    did anybody involved in the creation of this listen to the lyrics

    One may listen but yet not understand...


    Filed under: yea, Dad, thanks for the ride.



  • At least the commercial wasn't about how the kid died or anything.

    The most charitable thing I got out of it was how the dad survived his crash, presumably due to Nissan safety engineering.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Nissan have built a 1000hp+ touring car

    Is it safe to say that they're now touring complete?



  • Paging @Groan..... oh, damn.



  • @loopback0 said:

    Picture the loooooong driveshaft extending from the front of the car to the back of the car, terminating at the rear axle line. It connects to a differential housing that scales upward—high enough for driveshafts to reach across and over the through-flow aero tunnels. Those driveshafts connect to individual gearboxes that also sit in tall housings.With the high differential housing connected to the high outrigger gearboxes via driveshafts, the rear wheels are turned by short driveshafts from the base of the gearboxes.

    I wonder what kind of driveline loss that generates? Not that driveline loss is exactly a pressing problem when one is able to squeeze 1000hp out of a 3-liter engine...



  • @Weng said:

    the ones that also have to deal with steering at that

    this



  • @blakeyrat said:

    A poisonous snake!




  • SockDev

    It's 1000hp from engine and KERS, not the engine alone


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Groaner said:

    Is it safe to say that they're now touring complete?

    The nerdy jokes thread is :leftwards_arrow_with_hook: :arrows_counterclockwise: :arrow_upper_right: over there.


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