Japanese automaker Nissan has revealed its brand-new ZEOD RC race car, which is all set to make its debut at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The machine is capable of achieving speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph) and packs the same lithium battery technology used by the Nissan Leaf road car.
The vehicle will undergo extensive testing ahead of the next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and will participate under the ‘Garage 56′ entry of the ACO. It will bear a spot on the grid, which means that the vehicle has new and and innovative technology.
“Nissan has become a global leader in the development of zero emission automotive technology and the Nissan ZEOD RC will allow us to further develop those capabilities using the toughest endurance race in the world as a mobile test bed to test the potential of our planned LM P1 power train,” said Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan.
“The Nissan ZEOD RC is a natural progression that follows on from the development of the Nissan Leaf road car and the Leaf RC race car prototype. The technologies developed through the ZEOD RC program will form part of future innovations for Nissan road cars,” added Palmer.