[Nissan’s miraculous WEC title clinch and 1-2 win at Le Mans was a result of years of scratching hard and toiling harder for the past six years, scaling an ever-uphill climb with the 4WD mid-engine competition and surviving multiple crashes, keeping on racing until shocking the world by upsetting Ferrari, Matra, and Porsche last year with a front-wheel drive racer. Pressure, however, is on their side now, as the task of defending the title with merely an updated and still FWD R396 LMP1 car will be the biggest challenge Nissan Motorsports and its GT Academy graduates will face.]
Aurgh. Man, talk about procrastination. But either way, I’ve finally done it: my most challenging model, the Nissan R396. It’s basically an evolution of a revival of the GT-R LM NISMO, complete with 100% front wheel drive, the longest & biggest Venturi tunnels of the field and 1700 hp.
I finally got around to building a LEGO car in Tiny Turbo scale, thanks in large part to Flickr user //PROTOTYP, who dropped his 2015 Le Mans cars just as I was binge-watching both Truth in 24 films and races in Sebring and Le Mans from 2009 onwards.
This is the 15th in a 16-part preview for a fictional 100th running of the endurance classic, where 48 (!!!!!!!!!) cars from 16 (!!!!!!!!!) manufacturers tackle the Circuit de La Sarthe and try to outlast each other for 24 hours.
The plan is to make all 48 cars, both individually and as a team, then pop Bluerender to get them rendered before this year’s Le Mans race. Vignettes, studio shots and on-site shots will come up by then. Oh, and did I mention that I will post instructions for all three come race day?