We could have expect a lot of beasts from a lot of automakers but we were frankly surprised when Toyota introduced to the racing fans their 2014 TS 040 Le Mans that was just a shell for the massive 1000 horsepower engine that gains a couple hundred hp plus when comparing to its rivals. Now, barely a year has passed and now the fast and furious guys from Nissan are preparing to stun the world once again with a successor of their own the mighty 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO.
There is a brave man by the name of Mike Fuller and in his Mulsanne’s Corner for some time now he is expertly following all of the rumors surrounding the Nissan LMP1 car and basically the first one to actually write about the immense power this beast of a car will have.
A few weeks back Fuller wrote that the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO hybrid drivetrain will have power that would be “around” 600 horsepower for the engine. But with total system horsepower as he says supposedly north of 1000. And we also ask the big question, how far north?
Fuller expanded his leaked information on the car a few days ago saying that the flywheel KERS on the Nissan is actually in the front of the chassis, with a prop shaft running to the rear to drive the rear wheels. Furthermore, he says that his sources have confirmed, without a doubt, that the combustion engine does indeed power the fronts tires, KERS the rears., with this new line on the setup.
And are you ready folks, here’s the info that heated the rumours even more.
“I’ve finally been able to confirm that total system horsepower figure. Ready for this? I’ve been told, from reliable sources, that the Nissan GT-R LM’s total system horsepower is a conservative 2000. Yes, that’s what you read.”
Although these impressive numbers certainly made some headlines in the moto world, they really are relative to the storage capacity and the harvesting and release strategy, of which we know nothing about at the moment. Even though we have all of this information that Fuller so happily supplies us with we still can’t assume which Release Energy class the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO will be running in. Of course the numbers are quite fantastic, but we can’t go on be wishing Santa Claus because ultimately if we don’t have context all of this has little to no meaning.
What you can do, at least is fueling your imagination and keep on reading more of Mike Fuller’s roundups on the vehicle here. It’s great reading all of those tiny details and information on how the front-engined concept could work and keep a close look on this blog for more updates on what will be the most interesting race car in a long time.