The Nissan R92CP '92 is a race car produced by Nissan, based on the R90C, the successor to the Nissan R89C. It has appeared in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 6, as well as Gran Turismo Sport, included in Update 1.19, released on May 30, 2018, and in Gran Turismo 7.
The car appears to be the #1, driven by Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Toshio Suzuki, and Takao Wada. This car participated in the 1992 season of the All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship. With this car, Kazuyoshi Hoshino managed to win the championship.
"This turbocharged sports car marked Nissan's swan song in Group C racing."
In the 1980s, Group C was where the most competitive GT racing occurred. Nissan engineers had the ideal engine for this class: a newly developed 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V-8. Their quandary was where to put this motor. It didn't take long to find an appropriate candidate. Dubbed the R89C, the race car was built upon a chassis co-developed by the British company, Lola.
Nissan entered the R89C in the European World Championships, the American IMSA, the All Japan GT Championships and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nissan also worked on developing its own chassis based on the R89C. However, when the FIA revised vehicle regulations for Group C cars in 1990, prohibiting turbocharged engines from the field, the R89C's racing days in Europe and America were over.
Nissan started development of a new Group C car for race series abroad, while the R89C continued its winning ways in Japan. This was because the All Japan Championship continued with the old group C regulations until the end of 1992. Therefore, the turbocharged engine continued, and the R92CP was born.
The revised VRH35 engine produced more than 888 HP, with the Le Mans qualifying special generating 1200. The race car reached a maximum seed of 249 mph plus on the main straight at the Fuji Speedway. It generated more than 3.5 tons of downforce.
The new race car was impressive indeed, winning all six All Japan Championship races it entered.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Fuji 1000 km endurance race. it is not for sale in the Nissan Classic Cars dealership. As with some other race cars, a special black version can be bought at the Early 90's Used Car Showroom for 1,224,999 Credits between days 694-700.
This car can be purchased for 3,000,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Nissan R92CP Race Car '92 can occasionally be purchased at the Used Car Dealership for around 4,000,000 Credits. It is a Level 23 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,920,000 Credits (4,200,000 Credits in version 1.00 of the game). It has a Simple interior.
This car can be purchased in the Nissan section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits. It has been updated with a Detailed interior.
This car can occasionally be purchased from the Legend Car Dealership. As of June 2022 the car is priced at 2,200,000 Credits.
- In GT5 and GT6, the internal name of the Standard variant used in both games is "r92cp_92_std". An entry in both games' database files suggested that a premium version (using the "r92cp_92" internal name) was planned based on the internal naming pattern, which did not materialize until GT Sport. The entries for the planned premium R92CP in GT5 were discovered in December 2012 by sorg on GTPlanet.
- Also in GT Sport, the water and oil temperatures are nonfunctional, including its indicator light, though the indicator lights are functional in the exterior view. The same also applies in Gran Turismo 7.
- In GT Sport's Livery Editor, if the prompt to remove the default livery is answered, the front Nissan emblem on the car's hood is also removed.
- In GT Sport, some parts of the car display visible signs of wear, even if the car has not been raced. This is visible mainly on the headlights and on the windshield.