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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2011 Nissan showed the world that it is possible to take a gamer, put him through a driver development program, unleash him at Le Mans and see him stand on the podium after 24 hours of grueling racing.
The Nissan ZEOD RC race car not only features a pair of electric motors producing 300 horsepower, but a separate internal combustion engine which produces 400 horsepower from a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder, 40 kilogram (88 pound) powerplant.
GT Academy winners Wolfgang Reip and Lucas Ordóñez – plus three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama – have a totally new set of buttons to learn when they jump behind the wheel of the Nissan ZEOD RC.