Nissan's vision of a supercar for near future, originally created as the study model among Nissan's young designers and later formulated as a virtual model for the PlayStation® Gran Turismo 6® computer game, has moved from the virtual world to reality.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. shareholders today confirmed support for the company's CEO and board of directors with near-unanimous approval of management's three proposals during the 115th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Chief Competitive Officer (CCO) Hiroto Saikawa reviewed the company's performance during the past fiscal year and the outlook for the year ahead.
2013 was a milestone year for Nissan Motor Corporation. As you may know, we commemorated our 80th anniversary. Datsun, the iconic brand in the history of our growth is back in fast growing markets. We are halfway through the six-year midterm plan, Nissan Power 88. The organization is totally ready to embark on the second-half of the plan with strategic investments and stronger management structure in place.
As the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours approaches the halfway mark, Nissan's Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy, along with their Oak Racing teammate Alex Brundle, are extending their lead in the LM P2 class.
A Nissan-powered LM P2 car took the class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours today for the second year in succession. The Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan strode to a dominant class win and fifth place overall at what will be remembered as one of the toughest Le Mans 24 Hours in recent years. Nissan power took a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the LM P2 class in one of the best ever results for its P2 engine.
Nissan’s assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours may have ended early, but the revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC electric prototype still leaves Le Mans having reached its historic goals of hitting 300 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight and recording a complete lap of Le Mans on electric power only.
In the LM P2 class at Le Mans today, it was a great day for the Nissan engine, which took the first eight positions in class. The new Ligier JS P2 chassis made a very successful debut, as the No.46 Thiriet by TDS Racing entry took pole position. The No.35 Oak Racing entry driven by two GT Academy winners grabbed third place.
The revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC has recorded the highest ever speed by an electric vehicle at Le Mans with Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama reaching 300km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours.