|Nissan 350Z Concept LM Race Car|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||VQ35 + bolt-on turbocharger kit|
|Max Power||500 HP|
|Performance Points||579 PP|
|Top Speed||208 miles per hour (335 km/h)|
|Weight||1,120 kilograms (2,500 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.24 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower|
The Nissan 350Z Concept LM Race Car is a Concept race car produced by Nissan. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.
"A sports prototype spec Z designed for Daytona and Le Mans racing."
The Fairlady Z debuted in January 2001 at the Detroit Auto Show as the Nissan 350Z. Since then, this 350Z racing prototype has been the car envisioned by the Gran Turismo team. It is a competition-model Z designed for 24-hour endurance racing at races like Le Mans and Daytona.
In the days of the old-model Z32, the Fairlady 300 ZX Turbo saw a lot of action in the North American IMSA GT Championship, taking the season title in the GTS category in 1992 and 1994. The iconic image of Nissan's unmistakable tricolor red, white and blue Exxon-sponsored car remains to this day.
The sports prototype category has vehicle regulations equivalent to the GT1 category of Le Mans from around 1995. The chassis and engine are the same as in the stock car version. Even the vehicle's exterior design looks similar to production models. But the car is much bigger and wider, and the outer shell is made of carbon composite.
In concrete terms, the car is 175.1 inches long and 78.5 inches wide. The molding changes are along the lines of the silhouette-formula racers of yesteryear, designed with careful consideration to downforce and limiting wind resistance.
The engine is a VQ35, 3.5L twin-turbo DOHC V6 with a maximum output of around 592 BHP. The suspension is racing-spec double-wishbone both front and rear, and the brakes are greatly upgraded ventilated discs. The car is equipped with a large front spoiler and rear wing for superior aerodynamic performance. And with the original tricolor paint job, this is one Z car you will definitely want to race at Daytona.
This car is available alongside the normal version, marking its first appearance of the 350Z Concept LM Race Car.
The Nissan 350Z Concept LM Race Car can only be acquired by winning the Japan Championship. It is only possible in the NTSC-U version of the game.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits from the Nissan dealership.
As a Standard car, the Nissan 350Z Concept LM Race Car can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 980,236 Credits. It is a Level 20 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- As indicated by the car's in-game description, the livery of this car is based on the Nissan 300ZX that competed in the IMSA GT Championship. While the IMSA GT Nissan 300ZX never appeared in the Gran Turismo series, some cars from the first two Gran Turismo games, such as the Nissan 300ZX-GTS GT (JGTC) '97 and the race modified versions of the 1994 Nissan 300ZX models, featured similar liveries.
- In Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva's disc, there is an unused Exxon variant of the livery used in Nissan Fairlady Z Concept LM Race Car stored under this car's name. Like the Acura variant of Honda NSX-R Prototype LM Race Car in the same game, this could suggest a North American release of GTC was planned.
- ↑ As a hidden car, inaccessible through normal means