OYAMA-CHO, Japan – The Nissan ZEOD RC made its debut run at Fuji Speedway on Friday with former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm at the wheel, moving from design board to the track in only seven months.
The ZEOD is on display during the six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship in Japan at Fuji this weekend.
"It's like being in a different world. As soon as I sat in the cockpit, it was brand new. Even the buttons are completely different from a conventional race car," Krumm said.
"I have driven the LEAF NISMO RC before, but it was great to be in a full Le Mans-spec cockpit."
Former GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez will also work with Nissan in preparing the ZEOD RC for its "Garage 56″participation at next year's race at 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"It was great fun. This was a low-speed demonstration, but I could feel a great response from the car," Krumm said.
"Normally, electric vehicles don't have a transmission, but this car has a full racing gearbox connected to the motor. The gearbox is the same as a normal racing car. It has an electric powertrain that gives you a very new feeling. It was really fun."
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