Nissan heads "home" this weekend to the Nurburgring, the scene of the manufacturer's volume production lap record and the track where the GT-R is developed. With an all-star international team of drivers, competing in Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s this is Nissan's biggest assault on the Nurburgring 24 Hours in recent times.
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.
There are 148 Nissan cars in the Gran Turismo franchise – more than any other automaker. Each car – from the Skyline Sport Coupe and Fairlady Z to the GT-R NISMO GT3 – represents a chapter of Nissan's story. On June 10 we open the next chapter.
It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype.