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Goodwood appearance for Nissan’s Garage 56 entry
11 July 2013
Nissan's striking new 'Garage 56' entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours will make its UK debut at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The ZEOD RC electric racer, launched at the Le Mans 24 Hours last month, will be on display on the Nissan stand throughout the event alongside the Nissan LEAF as part of the Japanese marque's 'EV Experience'.
The car, which is visually similar to the DeltaWing that competed with Nissan power at the Circuit de la Sarthe next year, will race at Le Mans next season to show what a car with electric power can be capable of in a racing environment, with a target of hitting more than 300km/h using electric technology in the 2014 race.
"Le Mans is an amazing showcase that we are looking forward to using next year to demonstrate how Nissan can electrify personal mobility of the future with the ZEOD RC," Nissan's Global Motorsport Director Darren Cox said.
"We'd love to be able to come back to Goodwood next year with the actual race car and challenge for the electric record. Nissan has already been to Goodwood with the electric Nissan LEAF RC, but we certainly have our sights set on breaking the 53.53 second electric record mark."
While the ZEOD RC will have to wait until next year to attack the famed Goodwood hill, a number of Nissan machines will be in action including the 370Z Nismo, MY13 GT-R and the FIA GT3-spec GT-R being raced in both the FIA GT Championship and the Blancpain Endurance Series.
After next year's debut at Le Mans, Nissan intends to take the ZEOD RC to other major events including the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed for major demonstration runs.