Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has announced that the manufacturer is to return to the Le Mans 24-hour race with a pioneering new car.
The new team will be lead by Nissan's in-house tuning specialists and global motorsport performance arm, Nismo. The car will be all-electric and it is expected to compete in 2014.
Ghosn also said that: "A new approach to innovation and excitement will be at the project's core’’. The car will have "all-new" electric technology and will explore innovative new powertrain designs as well.
Carlos Ghosn went on to say: "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 new project follows the Nissan DeltaWing, an experimental race car, which competed in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours.