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Nissan to make Le Mans comeback

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 Nissans in-house tuning specialists and global motorsport performance arm, Nismo. The car will be all-electric and it is expected to compete in 2014.

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.

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Ghosn also said, '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.

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,'

  • First Published Date : 27 Feb 2013, 01:37 PM IST