Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Slot It Nissan 390

The new Slot It Nissan R390 GT1 Long Tail.

The Nissan R390 GT1 was a racing car built to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1997 and 1998. It was developed by Nismo and the Tom Walkinshaw Racing team, and was modified in particular in order to generate more downforce, thanks to a longer rear tail.

In 1998 Nissan entered four R390 GT1's to the race and all of them were able to finish the race, getting to the 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 10th positions.
The car featured a carbon monocoque chassis, and a twin turbo V8 3496cc engine.

In the pre-qualification, car No. 32 driven by A.Suzuki, was the first car to finish one lap in less than 4 minutes.

After LM 1998, rules for the GT1 class were changed and the R390 could no longer compete in LeMans.

1 comment:

Dave said...

very pretty, you guys ever notice that there are too many nice slot cars and not enough money for them?