The driver line-up for Nissan's revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype will feature two past winners of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy program with Belgian driver Wolfgang Reip signed to join Lucas Ordóñez at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours LM P2 podium finisher and inaugural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez has been confirmed as the first race driver for Nissan's revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype.
Nissan will not only break new ground with the unique electric power plant aboard the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans this year, but the accompanying internal combustion engine is set to revolutionize standards of performance and efficiency.
Fuji Speedway faced inclement weather earlier this month that impacted the World Endurance Championship, but the rains couldn't keep the Nissan ZEOD RC from making another test run with former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm at the wheel.
The Nissan ZEOD RC was unveiled at NISMO headquarters in Yokohama last Thursday and performed three demonstration runs at Fuji Speedway in conjunction with the Japanese round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Nissan ZEOD RC's invitation to participate at Le Mans next year from the Automobile Club de l'Ouest is a tremendous technological development opportunity for the automaker, but also a ready laboratory for next-generation tires, says Michelin Director Serge Grisin.
Race fans at the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Fuji Speedway were treated to a second zero-emission on demand (ZEOD) drive by Nissan ZEOD RC on Saturday. It was another step in a climb towards Le Mans next year.
The Nissan ZEOD RC was unveiled Thursday by NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani, Nissan Global Motorsport Director Darren Cox, and Director of Motorsport Innovation Ben Bowlby, ushering in a next generation of electric racing.
After an intense eight months of development, design and construction, Nissan's revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC electric racecar was unveiled today at the headquarters of Nissan's performance arm, NISMO, in Yokohama.