The 2016 Nissan Micra Cup held its fifth and sixth races of the season today at the Autodrome St-Eustache, near Montreal. For the first and only time this season, the drivers competed in two races and qualifying sessions on the same day. This format was a successful one for Kevin King and Olivier Bédard, both of whom won a race.
Nissan today announced that the 2016 Maxima has been named the top scoring full-size car in the Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI) Awards. The 2016 Maxima had a total evaluation score of 720 – out of a possible 1,000 – besting the other competitors in the full-size car segment and well above the segment average.
Nissan has been the dominant force in the LM P2 class since its debut in 2011, and the form of the NISMO-powered teams so far in 2016 continues to demonstrate that performance advantage. The 2016 season will be the final year of competition for the VK-spec power plant with new LM P2 regulations kicking off a one-make engine formula next season.
Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2017 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The iconic Nissan Z® is offered in a selection of eight 370Z Coupe models, four 370Z NISMO models and five 370Z Roadster models. One new exterior color, Chicane Yellow, is added for 2017 (except NISMO models).
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system – a world first for automotive use – features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator. SOFC is a fuel cell utilizing the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural gas, with oxygen to produce electricity with high efficiency.
This Sunday, June 19 at the Autodrome St-Eustache, northwest of Montreal, the Nissan Micra Cup will present its fifth and sixth races of the 2016 season. This will be the only time during the season that two races are contested on the same day. In addition, these races in St-Eustache are the first mandatory races of the season and will also be the series debut for former open wheel star driver, Bertrand Godin.
He will be back in action for Nissan GT Academy Team RJN at the next round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in a couple of weeks, but Mitsonori Takaboshi has been busy collecting trophies at home in Japan during the a break in the Blancpain calendar.