Nissan to Potentially Return to Le Mans in 2014 With New Race Car
In 2014 Nissan will be returning to Le Mans 24 Hours with an innovative project. The project promises to continue the pioneering spirit of last years award-winning Delta-Wing experimental entry.
The statement was made by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, during a special event yesterday at the opening of the new Nismo headquarters, in Yokohama Japan.
He hinted that a new approach to innovation and excitement will be at the projects core, while confirming that the company will return to Garage 56 entry for innovative concepts with an all-new race car, which will include electric technology.
The entry will test innovative new powertrain technology and provide the Automobile Club del’Quest (ACO) and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) with the data. This will also enable all parties to evaluate the incorporation of this breakthrough technology ahead of the potential return to LMP1 in the future.
Carlos Ghosn commented “We will return to Le Mans with a vehicle that will act as a high-speed test bed in the harshest of environments for both our road car and race car electric vehicle technology”.
The revelation from Ghosn promises a continued commitment from Nissan to performance and motorsport innovation and a bold ambition to change expectations of what is possible in performance.
More details of project will be revealed by Nissan in the near future.