Nissan have announced that they will be using a very special livery on the No.21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO for Le Mans. The Nissan R90CK driven by Mark Blundell 25 years ago achieved pole position in a hugely impressive time of 3:27.020 during the height of the Group C era. To commemorate this, the GT-R LM NISMO will be bearing the same livery as the R90CK two and half decades later.
The No.21 GT-R LM NISMO will be in the hands of Tsugio Matsuda – the current Super GT Champion, as well as Lucas Ordonez and Mark Shulzhitskiy – two winners of the GT Academy.
There will also be a special parade at Le Mans for the Nissan R90CK to mark the 25th anniversary driven by the man who took it to the top all those years ago, Mark Blundell. Although he won’t be taking the 1100bhp car to speeds of 227mph this time. “That lap of Le Mans is certainly a very fond memory for me,” Blundell stated. “It was one of those moments where time stood still and everything went perfectly. You remember those moments as they don’t happen all that often! It’s great to see Nissan celebrating that time with the retro livery on the No.21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO. I can’t wait to see it on track at Le Mans.”
All three Nissan GT-R LM NISMO cars will hit the track this Sunday for the Le Mans official test day.