It was somewhere in the 80s that Nissan felt the need to participate in sports racing. Several purpose built vehicles were produced that participated in various international races. However several regulations were brought in to force prompting Nissan to develop more powerful cars.
Nissan then develops a completely new series of cars based on their existing Skyline GT-R models. To participate in the tough 24 hours Le Mans race, Nissan speaks to their in-house experts Nismo (formed in 1984 to guide Nissan cars to race for motorsports and performance).
Nismo then goes to develop the R33 GT-R LM that otherwise looked like any conventional car from the outside, but inside the vehicle was modified heavily.
So two cars were entered in to the race at the 1995 edition of Le Mans against the heavyweights – Ferrari and McLaren. Despite being the underdogs these Nissan’s raced to the top and finished 10th overall and a commendable 5th in the competition, climbing all the upwards from the 34th position where they began from.
Though the Nismo GT R33’s were never built for the masses, Nissan did come up with a special LM-Limited Edition model.
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|- Material: RESIN|
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|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||11.5 x 7 x 5|