Le Mans 24 Hours preview – why Nissan has gone front-wheel drive

Nissan is back at Le Mans with its groundbreaking GT-R LM Nismo

Nissan is taking on Porsche, Audi and Toyota at the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend with a radical front-engined prototype

Had Nissan decided to return to the top class at Le Mans with a conventional racing car – that is to say, one with an engine in the rear sending power to the rear wheels – its return would have been greeted with much enthusiasm.

However, it is mounting an assault on the famous endurance race with a car that has flipped perceived wisdom, putting the engine in …read more

Source:: Autocar