The Le Mans 24 Hour race is one of the worlds most gruelling and dangerous motorsport events. A true test of both man and machine, pushing on through the darkness until dawn. Endurance can be seen as one of the most relevant forms of racing to the development of road car technologies. The never ending quest for reliability and fuel efficiency is what gives one car an edge over another. Looking like something Batman would bring to the track, the Nissan ZEOD RC is one of the most technologically advanced cars in the world.
ZEOD stands for Zero Emissions On Demand meaning that this spaceship is a hybrid. Powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors, the ZEOD puts out 300BHP. Over 11 laps during the race this car can collect enough energy through braking to complete a lap on electric power alone, thus spending less time in the pits refuelling overall. Nissan say that the ZEOD RC is faster over one lap than LMGTE class cars.
We look forward to seeing this racer roll out of the famous garage 56.