1996 NISMO Skyline GTR LM

Nismo developed the Skyline GTR for endurance racing with a pair of JGTC specification R33s for the 24
Hours of Le Mans in 1995. In 1996 the Skyline GTR LMs would return, this time they had enlarged RB26DETTs displacing 2.8 litres, lifting power to an impressive 600 bhp.

NISMO had full freedom as long as they built at least one similar road car. The end result was the R33 GT-R LM, which looked similar to the production cars, but heavily modified. One big difference was the switch to rear wheel drive, abandoning the high-tech adaptive four wheel drive system of the road car. Nissan chose to abandon their production-based Skyline GTR LMs in 1997.

1996 NISMO Skyline GTR LM Specifications

price  
engine RB26DETT
Inline-6
position  
aspiration  
valvetrain  
displacement  
bore  
stroke  
compression  
power 441 kw
/ 591.4 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific
output
 
bhp/weight 473.12
bhp per tonne
torque 618 nm
/ 455.8 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
redline  
driven
wheels
RWD
front
tires
315/40R18
rear
tires
335/40R18
front
brakes
Discs
w4-Piston Calipers
rear
brakes
Discs
w4-Piston Calipers
steering  
f
suspension
Double
Wishbones
r
suspension
Double
Wishbones
weight 1250
kg / 2756 lbs
wheelbase 2720
mm / 107.1 in
front
track
1560
mm / 61.4 in
rear
track
1535
mm / 60.4 in
length 4675
mm / 184.1 in
width 1880
mm / 74.0 in
height 1300
mm / 51.2 in
transmission Nissan
6-Speed
top
speed
 
0
- 60 mph
 
0
- 1/4 mile