The Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans Prototype recently made its world driving debut at the Fuji Speedway in Japan and in the following video can be seen and heard driving for the very first time!
It’s been just over 33 weeks since Nissan announced its plans to enter the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and in that time, the Nissan ZEOD RC has been created essentially from nothing. During the car’s Japanese debut, Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani said, “The ZEOD RC utilises our technology gained through the development of the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC, the first EV racer based on the mass production zero emission vehicle.
The name stands for the Zero Emission on Demand Racing Car and features a similar shape to the Nissan DeltaWing but one which has been thoroughly improved in all areas. With the being said, it still features the unique design with the wide rear-end tapering to a narrow front.
The Nissan ZEOD RC is set to become the first car to make a full lap of the 8.5-mile Le Mans on solely electric power. This feature will only be used once during every stint. When all the systems are running, the Nissan ZEOD RC will be capable of exceeding 300km/h.