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NISSAN   The GTP & Group C Racecars 1984-1993: Lightning Speed

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NISSAN The GTP & Group C Racecars 1984-1993: Lightning Speed

By John Starkey
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Hardback • 22.8x20.8cm • 160 pages • 115 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787114-04-3

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Chapter Titles

Features

• The design and development of the Nissan Group C and GTP cars
• Their racing history and success
• Interview with the designer, Trevor Harris
• The development of the twin turbocharged Nissan V6 engine
• The success of the Nissan GTP car, winning four IMSA Championships from 1988-1991
• How the American designed GTP car dominated IMSA racing in 1988-1989
• Every car’s history included in an appendix

Description

Detailing the development and racing achievements of the Nissan GTP and Group C racecars. The book features revealing interviews with some of the notable drivers and designers involved, and, to complete the story, a detailed appendix covering the history of each car.

Synopsis

When Don Devendorf and John Knepp got together to form Electramotive Engineering of El Segundo, California, little did they realise that they were setting in motion a train of events which would sooner, rather than later, bring to them and the mighty Nissan GTP cars that they promoted, developed and raced, no less than four IMSA Camel GT Championships.
Here, for the first time, is the story of Nissan in racing from 1984 to 1993, the GTP era. The full story of Electramotive and NPTI is told, with interviews with Don Devendorf, John Knepp, Geoff Brabham, Trevor Harris, Kas Kastner, Ashley Page, and many other members of the crew that won the IMSA Camel GT Championship from 1988 to 1991.
The story of the European Group C Nissans, using chassis from March and Lola, from 1985 to 1992 is also told, along with interviews from many of the drivers and technicians involved, such as Mark Blundell, Julian Bailey, Dave Price and Bob Bell.

Additional Information

Period Covered: 1984-1993
Models Covered: Nissan R89, R90, GTP-ZXT, NTP190; Lola T810
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The R89 and R90 Group C cars competed at the very top level against the TWR Jaguars and the Porsche 962 in World Championship Group C Racing in Europe and Asia. In America, the GTP cars dominated IMSA Sportscar racing from 1988, winning 8 straight victories in that year, until 1991.

   

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