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Endurance: Nissan confirms Le Mans program

Nissan has confirmed an LMP1 program and will battle head-to-head with Audi, Porsche and Toyota at Le Mans in 2015.

The Japanese car manufacturer will also contest the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with a full factory effort of two LMP1 cars.

Nissan’s LMP1 car will be called the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.

Let’s recall that Nissan deliberately took a non-traditional approach to Formula 1 with its prestige Infiniti brand through its association with Red Bull Racing.

The race is now on to get Nissan’s LMP1 car on the grid in 2015. Announcements will be made in due course concerning the drivers of the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, who will come from both inside and outside of the Nissan family.

The date the new car will first take to the track and the full technical specifications will also be revealed in due course.

WEC Nissan Nismo launch
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