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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Car of the Day

GT-R LM NISMO, sans most of the bodywork.
I don't like racecars much because of the way they are covered with their sponsor's logos. But then racecars are not built for looks, but for speed. This car with its bulbous cabin isn't going to win any beauty contests, even without all the advertising. The car made it's first appearance back in January in a Superbowl ad, which I hadn't seen. You don't get much more than a glance.
    The most interesting thing about this car is that it is front wheel drive. True racecars, as any racecar fan, foreign or domestic, will tell you, have always been rear wheel drive. Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, BMWs and all the Italian supercars are all rear wheel drive.
    Nissan sent three cars to race at the 24 Hours of Lemans. Only one finished, and it did not complete the distance required to place.
    It's a complicated machine. We shall see if they pursue this madness. Front wheel drive, hummph. In a racecar, double hummmph.

Via Dustbury.

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