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    Not just rumors. Front tires are 14" wide and rears are only 9" wide. It looks like a normal prototype but it uses more of a flow thru design than typical aero. It's using a flywheel KERS system called flybrid. A small flywheel spinning 60,000rpm in a vacuum.
    http://www.flybridsystems.com/flywheeltech.html

    Looks like a pretty cool car. Going to be hard to beat Audi first time out though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petawawarace View Post
    Not just rumors. Front tires are 14" wide and rears are only 9" wide. It looks like a normal prototype but it uses more of a flow thru design than typical aero. It's using a flywheel KERS system called flybrid. A small flywheel spinning 60,000rpm in a vacuum.
    http://www.flybridsystems.com/flywheeltech.html

    Looks like a pretty cool car. Going to be hard to beat Audi first time out though.
    Another article here: Nissan reveals front-engined GT-R LM LMP1 for 2015 Le Mans and WEC --> http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117546

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    The front-engined concept has allowed Nissan to move the weight bias forward in order to maximise traction.
    I read that, and think back to these days.
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    Ehhh, i dunno. Same sorta concept that makes the deltawing work but backwards... Certainly an interesting idea. Only time will tell iff this is a colossal waste of money.

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    it's still mid/front engine. and I'm sure the crazy aero gives a lot of stickshion .

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    I love the fact Nissan is the only one thats trying something radical. Too bad about the Deltawing. I hope this thing wins.

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    Always cool to see an alternative take on the same problem and the RACER article mentions that one of the challenges with current P1 cars is a lack of front end responsiveness, which is what the designers of this car were trying to address. Of course, they links to GTR marketing can't be ignored either -- Twin Turbo V6, Front Engine, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmoo View Post
    Whether they found the next default layout or the next laughing stock will be decided during the coming season.


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    Longer vid of it

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    Interesting.

    Given the "FWD" drivetrain too, racing lines should be fairly different, like the Delta Wing at Mosport. It was interesting to see turn/ins and where they would pick up speed VS the others. This also meant not being in the clean line all the time.
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    I love the risk taking and the guts it takes to try this sort of thinking. The car has kind of a goofy look to it, but if it works that may be the new standard. I absolutely hate the cutouts above the wheels. They look like an afterthought. Probly to conform to some regulations no doubt.

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    Yeah, cutouts are regulatory for lift reduction in sudden yaw incidents. Section 3.4.5: http://www.mulsannescorner.com/2015LMP1.pdf

    The look of the car is definitely growing on me.

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    This car is ugly up until you get behind the wheel. Then it's a different view


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    That sound on decel....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MufflerBearings View Post
    That VW must have farted on the heated seats
    weak


    That Nissan is awesome. I love the sound of the close gear ratios. Reminds me of Gran Turismo hehe. Yeah as Wookie mentioned - what is the deceleration sound, regenerative braking?
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    It sounds like a starship coming out of warp speed, which is appropriate!

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    That car was destin to fail from day one but was always cool as hell. By failing I mean not win.


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    wasn't it cuz the hybrid part of the equation wasn't worked out yet?? they had to go to lemans against the big boys with ~600hp or sumthin relatively weenie like that? pretty sure they're still working on it????

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