Set to make its track debut in the U.K. in early September, Nissan is nearing completion on its first ZEOD RC chassis.
Recently, it was announced that Spaniard Lucas Ordóñez will be the official test and development driver for the new race car, which is set to “electrify Le Mans.” After the completion of the car’s carbon fiber tub, the team has been working around the clock to finish the inaugural build and fit in the pair of electric engines to power the race car.
Nissan will test a variety of electric drivetrain options before it settles on the package that will compete at Le Mans next year.
“We’re at a very exciting time in the development of the car and ready to kick off what will be an extensive test program between now and when we roll out the pit lane for the first time at Le Mans next year,” said Darren Cox, Nissan’s global motorsport director.
To give us an inside look at the team’s preparation and the construction of the radical electric race car, Nissan will be releasing a series of videos documenting the build. The first of those videos can be seen below.
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