All-electric contender planned for 2014 Le Mans race
26 February 2013

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.

Nissan has also recently revealed that Nismo will develop the "ultimate" version of its GT-R.

Aidan Rennie-Jones

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26 February 2013

I hope Nissan do not do what they did with the Deltawing and leave the project after two races leaving the project with a car but no engine.

Never the less wish them the very best with this new project just hope they give it a chance unlike the deltawing which they did not

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