Though we’ve yet to see Nissan’s LMP1 challenger so far in 2015, the new GT-R LM Nismo will make its debut at La Sarthe alongside established rivals Audi, Porsche and Toyota. Having taken victory each year since 2010 (and lost only twice since 2000), Audi’s R18 e-tron Quattro looks set to take its 15th victory at Le Mans, only one less than all-time record holder Porsche. Of course, given its pace last year – and the outright pace of the 919 Hybrid so far this year in the World Endurance Championship – who wouldn’t love to see Porsche take its first victory at Le Mans since 1998.
Sorry, context over. Enjoy a new pre-event video from Clashproduction.
Speaking of which, crankandpiston-ites amongst you will no doubt be familiar with Clashproduction, the team who brought you such awesome works as The Man and The Porsche, a dedication to Roger Clark, a Nissan GT-R on a ski slope, and The Human Side of Racing. For those of you who aren’t, the guys have just launched their new showreel.
In-between mixed martial arts, jumping out of a plane, and a random Volkswagen Golf ad in the snow, you’ll find footage of the World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps, the Peugeot 2008 DKR enjoying its ‘Day in the Desert’, the occasional Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Red Bull product placement, parkour from across the glove, and – of course – drifting.
By the way, if anybody knows the background tune as well, do let us know. Our deputy editor is struggling to track it down…