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Major Changes to GT-R LM NISMO at COTA Test

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Nissan will test a revised version of their GT-R LM NISMO that debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.

The radical front-engined, front wheel drive design proved inefficient in their first race but with alterations to the car, Nissan believe they can improve on their performance.

Amongst the changes are a new high-downforce kit, suspension and braking system. The team understands that the latter two parts of the car were the GT-R LM NISMO’s downfalls at Le Mans. It was unable to drive over the kerbs and the brakes were designed to be used with the hybrid system that was never switched on.

An official FIA World Endurance Championship test will take place at the Nurburgring but Nissan has opted to instead use a private session at the Circuit of the Americas on the same date at the end of July.

Although they missed the Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps rounds before Le Mans, the team planned to continue their WEC season, starting with the 6 Hours of Nurburgring in August. It is now understood that a decision will be made following the outcome of this test.

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