Nissan’s motorsport division has debuted the new ZEOD RC racer on the Fuji Speedway over the past weekend, in what turned out to be a the first training day for the 2014 Le Mans.
After the DeltaWing experiment of last year, the Japanese based automaker Nissan is getting ready for the 2014 Le Mans with a brand new racer, which is known as the ZEOD RC. The model in question has had its first training day over the past weekend at the Fuji Speeway, with the LMP1 victory at next year’s Le Mans in its mind.
“Our goal for the program is to draw back the curtain for the fans to see the innovative technology that Nissan is developing. We could not think of a better place than the Fuji round of the World Endurance Championship for the actual ZEOD RC to appear in public for the first time. We have interrupted our intense testing in the UK to fly the car to Japan for this display for the Japanese fans”, said Darren Cox, the Nissan Global Motorsport director.
The new Nissan ZEOD RC will be developed at the hands of Michael Krumm, a former GT1 champion, and Luas Ordonez, the gamer-turned-racer, who will be preparing the vehicle of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Nissan ZEOD RC will race in the LMP1 and it will also become the first ever car to complete a lap at Le Mans in a fully electric mode. The racer is taking its name from Zero Emission On Demand Race Car and it will be found at the famous Garage 56 at Le Mans.
by Cristian Gnaticov
) - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - filed under Motorsport
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