Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo supercar to take center stage at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Posted on 3 Feb 2015 by Tim Brown

Following its brief cameo appearance in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX 'With Dad' commercial, the impressive new Nissan GT-R LM Nismo race car will make a two-week pit stop at the Chicago Auto Show from February 14 to 22.

The GT-R LM Nismo, which will be pitted against the fastest cars in the world at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, will be the centerpiece of a performance-oriented Nismo display at the Chicago Auto Show.

The stand will also include the 600-horsepower Nissan GT-R Nismo, the 370Z Nismo, JUKE Nismo and JUKE Nismo RS as well as two concept vehicles, the Sentra Nismo Concept and a new Nismo street concept that will debut February 12.

The GT-R LM Nismo was created by a team of experts in Japan, the United States and Europe. Unlike other LM P1 cars, the GT-R’s V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline engine sits in the front of the front-wheel-drive car, while the hybrid power is harvested from the front driveline to augment acceleration.

“LM P1 cars are the most extreme sports cars in racing today so, for Nissan and Nismo, the opportunity to innovate at the highest level could not be missed,” said Darren Cox, Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales, Nismo.

“Taking on the best in the world and competing to win is a daunting task for Nissan. The competition is well-established and the racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship is ultra-close, but this is a challenge that Nissan has accepted and the Nissan Nismo team will fight like it has never fought before.”