This weekend fans of Nissan’s ZEOD RC electric racecar in Japan will get to get up close and personal with the racecar.
This weekend fans of Nissan’s ZEOD RC electric racecar in Japan will get to get up close and personal with the racecar. After eight months of development, design and construction the Nissan ZEOD RC electric racecar was unveiled today at the headquarters of Nissan’s performance arm, NISMO, in Yokohama.
The ZEOD RC will race next year at Le Mans after being invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to occupy the “Garage 56” entry for vehicles showcasing new and innovative technology. Nissan is using the ZEOD RC as a test bed to develop new electric vehicle technologies for Nissan’s planned future LM P1 program.
The initial prototype show car of the revolutionary electric racer was revealed at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, but today’s unveil at the NISMO headquarters showcased the dramatic evolution of the design featuring revamped styling, new cooling inlets and aerodynamic updates.
“The ZEOD RC utilizes our technology gained through the development of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, the first EV racer based on the mass production zero emission vehicle,” said Shoichi Miyatani. The LEAF RC’s energy management and efficient energy recovery system that is suitable for racing are just examples. We believe these technologies serve as important steps for using EV for motor sports.”