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Nissan is targeting a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014 with a pioneering Nissan race car showcasing electric technologyProject will be led by Nismo, Nissan's global motorsport and performance armNew
Le Mans project follows the pioneering Nissan DeltaWing experimental
racer which took the motorsport world by storm at the 2012 Le Mans event YOKOHAMA, Japan (Feb. 26, 2013) - Nissan
will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014 with an innovative project
that promises to continue the pioneering spirit of last year's
award-winning Nissan DeltaWing experimental entry. Nissan
CEO Carlos Ghosn made the pledge to return to Le Mans during a special
event today in Yokohama, Japan, to open a new headquarters for Nismo,
Nissan's global performance and motorsport brand. Ghosn
hinted that a new approach to innovation and excitement will be at the
project's core, while confirming that the company will return as the
Garage 56 entry for innovative concepts with an all-new race car
incorporating electric technology. The
entry will test innovative new powertrain technology and provide the
Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and the Federation Internationale de
l'Automobile (FIA) with data to enable all parties to evaluate the
incorporation of this breakthrough technology ahead of a potential
return to LMP1 in the future. "We
will return to Le Mans with a vehicle that will act as a high-speed
test bed in the harshest of environments for both our road car and race
car electric vehicle technology," said Mr. Ghosn. Ghosn's
revelation promises a continued commitment from Nissan to performance
and motorsport innovation - and a bold ambition to change expectations
of what is possible in performance. Nissan will reveal further details behind the new project in the near future. For further information, media material and your regional media contacts, visit:
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