Nissan has announced it will take on Audi, Porsche and Toyota in the LMP1 prototype category of 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship and race at the 2015 Le Mans 24 hours.

Nissan announced its WEC plans in London on May 23 2014. While it stopped short of announcing drivers, technical specifications and the date the car will first take to the track, it revealed it will be called the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO and will also contest the 2015 Le Mans 24 hours.

Shoichi Mitayani, the President of Nissan's performance branch NISMO, explained that Nissan's decision to give its upcoming LMP1 challenger the GT-R name is a nod to the NISMO brand, as well as the GT-R road car's achievements in international GT racing.

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Nissan To Take On Audi, Porsche, And Toyota In Top Le Mans Endurance Class Next Year

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