A distinguishing feature of the Nissan R88C was that it was powered by a new engine, the VRH30, developed for racing at Le Mans. The car too had evolved considerably, featuring a longer wheelbase to improve driving ease and Nissan’s original cowl design.
Driven by #24 YHP’s No.1 driver, Masahiro Hasemi, it took part in the 1988 and 1989 JSPC races (up to the 2nd round in 1989). In the 1988 season, it came in 3rd in the 1st round (Fuji) and 5th round (Suzuka). In 1989, it was 3rd in the 2nd round (Fuji) and 4th in the World Sports Prototype Championship (WSPC) 1st round (Suzuka). It came in 15th overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1988.