The vibrancy, color and excitement of Brazil has been captured in Nissan EXTREM, a radical concept car aimed squarely at young (and young-at-heart) car enthusiasts keen to make a statement on the roads.
With strong sales growth, a new plant, an expanding dealer network, and the Rio 2016™ Olympics and Paralympic games sponsorship around the corner, Nissan today reaffirmed Brazil as an important strategic market. The company will display innovative products at the 27th São Paulo International Motor Show (October 24 – November 4) that demonstrate a deep relationship with Brazil.
The diminutive powerhouse Nissan DeltaWing came all the way back from a Wednesday crash with a flawless top five run to the finish at the 15th annual Petit Le Mans 1,000 mile enduro at Road Atlanta. The innovative prototype ran as high as third position before finishing fifth overall.
History was made in Atlanta this weekend when Nissan DeltaWing scored its first ever race finish, taking fifth place overall in the grueling 1000-mile Petit Le Mans race, despite starting from the back of the grid of 42 endurance racers. The 2012 race produced an incredible run of results for Nissan as the final round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) also settled the scores in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
Mission accomplished! The Nissan DeltaWing had one goal entering its North American debut at Petit Le Mans - score a race finish. The team not only completed the 1000 mile journey at Road Atlanta, but American Gunnar Jeannette and Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez demonstrated stunning pace throughout the race to finish fifth in the endurance classic.
The innovative Nissan DeltaWing has qualified 10th fastest for the 15th running of the annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta tomorrow. This comes after the car was badly damaged in a crash during a practice run earlier in the week.
During a luncheon today, alongside Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger announced the addition of 810 new Nissan manufacturing jobs in Tennessee in support of the company's aggressive growth and demand for its products in the marketplace.