Nissan R390 GT1 

  • $1M built in Japan
  • 1998
  • 550 HP 3.5L
  • 220 mph
Braking is handled by huge AP 14-inch vented front and rear disc brakes with six piston calipers and ABS.
The R390 GT1 design was the work of Ian Callum at Tom Walkinshaw Racing, previously acclaimed as the designer of the Aston Martin DB7.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Nissan R390 GT1


R390 GT1
3.9 s
MR2 Turbo
6.2 s
Skyline GT-R
5.6 s

Top speed

R390 GT1
220 mph
Skyline GT-R
111 mph
MR2 Turbo
145 mph


R390 GT1
6.8 s
MR2 Turbo
16.7 s

1/4 mile

R390 GT1
11.1 s
MR2 Turbo
14.7 s
Skyline GT-R
13.4 s

Data points Key details of the Nissan R390 GT1


R390 GT1
MR2 Turbo

Number built

R390 GT1
1 car
Jaguar XJ220
281 cars

In The News From around the web


Nissan R390 GT1
Getting that power to the ground from a standing start, out of corners or in damp conditions is a challenge and the R390 GT1 features a launch control system and traction control which, when encountering wheelspin, reduces power by limiting fuel to individual engine cylinders.
The concept behind the creation of the Nissan R390 GT1 was to push reliability and dynamic performance to the absolute limit without compromising the driveability of a street car, explained Mr Yutaka Hagiwara, General Manager of Nissan Motorsports and Planning Centre.

Nissan R390 GT1
Following on from NISMO, which raced the Skyline at Le Mans, Nissan developed a true racing car, the R390, and entered it in1997.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Nissan
Price $1,000,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1998
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.4 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 471 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.03 in
Valvetrain DOHC

road tests

Top speed 220 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.9 s
0-100mph 6.8 s


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 267

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,420 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 44.9 in
Length 185.8 in
Front track width 68.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in
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