Les Mans is a pretigious twentyfour hours endurance race which is held every year in the city of ‘Les Mans’ since the year ‘1923’. During the race, endurance of both the drivers and the vehicle is tested and only those with excellent stamina and machines manage to stay on course for all twenty four hours. Nissan has announced that their model ‘ZEOD RC’ will enter the 2014 race at Les Mans. The Japanese car manufacturer says that they would enter the race under ‘Garage 56’ entry where models join the race to ‘showcase’ the extra ordinary technology incorporated in their vehicles.
Nissan’s model ‘ZEOD RC’ runs on pure electric power but the company has announced that they are likely to test new technology as well to prepare for Le Mans race. They plan to test a combination of electric motor as well as petrol engines to develop power trains. Nissan is, for sometime, experimenting with zero emission technology and it is now established that they would like to become a world leader in this technology. They plan to show case ‘ZEOD RC’ on zero emission plateform in the race and are well aware of the fact that this would be a good public relations exercise. Nissan also says that race car technology is often adopted by the street driven cars so they hope that one day the innovative technology they use in the racing model would be translated in the ordinary technology more suitable to ordinary cars.
Nissan’s ‘ZEOD RC’ model looks like a rocket with ‘Deltawing’ shape which was earlier tried by Aston Martin at Le Mans with the ‘turbocharged Nissan gasoline engine’. This model uses ‘lithium ion’ batteries. It is likely that the model will have ‘LM P1’ powertrain. Nissan and French company ‘Mchelin’ has developed the tires for the model. Nissan announced that are going to post all the updates on the YouTube, this would enable the car enthusiasts to keep in touch with the progress and changes being made to the vehicle.