First look at Nissan LMP1 car

The car was testing at COTA and did not escape the camera.

It's believed that Nissan plans to officially unveil their new LMP1 car during the Super Bowl, but images from Jalopnik have spoiled the party before it even started. The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO was taking part in what was supposed to be a private test at COTA before it joins the grid alongside Audi, Porsche, and Toyota this year.

As you can tell, it is a front-engine car which has a lot of people talking. Not since Panoz LMP07 over a decade ago has such a design been seen at Le Mans. Two other features that stand out are the rearview mirrors on the front fenders and the fact that the front tires appear just a tad bit larger than the rears.

The NISMO had its first known on-track test back in November at Nissan’s North American technical center, near Phoenix Arizona.

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Series Le Mans , WEC
Article type Breaking news
Tags TEST, cota, gt-r lm nismo, nissan lmp1, spy shots