There are some who will clamber back upon their high horses and claim that Nissan's innovative GT-R LM NISMO was always doomed to failure. I'm not one of those, but the sad truth is that the front-wheel-drive LMP1 was heading nowhere for most of its short life.
The car was never going to achieve much in 2015 once it became clear that it couldn't be raced in the form envisaged in Ben Bowlby's brave concept. That concept slowly unravelled once the deployment of its hybrid boost through the skinny rear wheels and tyres had to be abandoned for year one.
Taking energy from the heavily-loaded front axle and sending it to the rear courtesy of a highly-efficient, fully-mechanical hybrid system was one of the foundation stones upon which the concept of the GT-R LM was built. Restoring that building block was the key to unlocking the potential in this avante garde design.