/Nissan ZEOD RC Makes Track Debut at Fuji Speedway

Nissan ZEOD RC Makes Track Debut at Fuji Speedway

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As promised, the radical Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans prototype race car was shipped all the way to the Fuji Speedway track in Japan for a couple of celebratory laps. It done that, and is now on its way back to the UK, where testing and development program continues to ready the car for its 2014 Le Mans entry.

Next year Nissan ZEOD RC will become the first car of its kind to complete an entire 8.5 mile lap of Le Mans on pure electric power at speeds in excess of 300km/h (186 mph).

Because of its unique design and technology of course, the ZEOD RC won’t qualify in any of the official categories. The car will be placed in “Garage 56” at Le Mans next year – an entry reserved for cars showcasing new and innovative technology previously not seen at the French endurance classic.

All this effort to get the ZEOD race worthy won’t end in vain though. Nissan will use the ZEOD RC programme to develop technologies for its planned future LM P1 assault, probably in form of a hybrid powertrain.

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