So we all saw the Super Bowl commercial that previewed Nissan’s new LMP1 GTR race car. Then we learned that the car was front wheel drive…but then we learned that it wasn’t. It’s AWD car with only the internal combustion engine powering the front wheels, and hybrid power only for the rear wheels.
But, why did they do this? Well, I found a video that explains it from Kyle.Drives on Youtube, using more math than I could understand.
The GTR isn’t pretty, but it’s ingenious.