Nissan is bringing their revolutionary new race car, the Nissan ZEOD RC, to Le Mans this June. The ZEOD RC, equipped with an on-board electric power plant, will become the first and only Le Mans participant to complete an entire lap at the Circuit de la Sarthe on only electric power. Ironically, though, for this new car, it’s the gas-powered engine that is the most amazing and progressive part of the powertrain.
Nissan ZEOD Will Replace the Race Cars of Yesterday with More Futuristic Design
The Nissan ZEOD RC will mark the debut of Nissan’s incredible new engine, the DIG-T R, a 1.5L three-cylinder turbo engine that churns out over 400 horsepower despite its tiny size. The DIG-T R weighs only 88 pounds (40 kilograms) and is less than twenty inches tall—small enough to fit inside comfortably inside a duffel bag. The engine is light enough and small enough that an average adult could pick it up and carry it with her two hands.
While the DIG-T R is the most dramatic innovation for the ZEOD RC, the design of the whole vehicle screams the words “streamlined” and “efficiency.”
“Our engine team has done a truly remarkable job with the internal combustion engine,” said Darren Cox, director of Global Motorsport for Nissan. “Our aim is to set new standards in efficiency in regards to every aspect of the car: powertrain, aerodynamics and handling.” The final result is a car with a better power-to-weight ratio than most Formula 1 cars.
“We’re aiming to maintain our position as industry leaders in focusing on downsizing. Lessons learned from the development of the engine will be seen in Nissan road cars of the future,” Cox continued. Here at Economy Nissan, we’re excited to see the ZEOD RC and its unique powertrain tackle Le Mans this summer, but we’re even more excited to see the future vehicles based on this technology that eventually roll into our very own showrooms.
Don’t be disappointed when we tell you that Nissan has made major changes to their iconic supercar, the GT-R, for the 2015 model. The automaker has only enhanced both the exterior and interior of their premium vehicle, ensuring that you’ll look and feel as great as possible while still enjoying the earth-shaking performance that’s made the GT-R such a favorite.
For the new year model, Nissan has adjusted the suspension system to give the GT-R the smoothest ride possible. Combine that with a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system—which comes standard on every trim model of the 2015 GT-R—and you’ve got a car with a quiet ride on the inside but a loud burst of confidence and charisma on the outside. Finally, the design of both the front and back ends of the car have been tweaked, making them more distinct to the GT-R.
Two trims of the 2015 GT-R—the GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition—are on sale at dealerships now, with releases of the GT-R Track Edition and the GT-R NISMO coming later in the year. Starting prices for the GT-R Premium and Black Edition have been set at $101,770 and $111,510 respectively.
Come in to Economy Nissan today to see GT-R in action. We’ll put you in the driver’s seat and give you a first-hand taste of the relaxing yet exhilarating feeling that comes from driving a 2015 Nissan GT-R.
Nissan has a secret it’s withholding until the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. So far, the automaker has only released a teaser image, but from what we at Economy Nissan see, it is no secret the new vehicle, titled the Sport Sedan Concept, guarantees to be a looker.
The company said in a press release, “The Sport Sedan Concept previews a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan.”
In addition, the concept car appears to take some of its design cues from the exterior features we’ve seen and loved in the 2014 Rogue and the upcoming 2015 Murano.
Despite the teases, the car has been so well hidden, we still don’t even know which sedan it is in Nissan’s lineup though Motor Authority believes we’re catching glimpses of Nissan’s new Maxima.
Take a close look at Nissan’s secret Sport Sedan Concept. What do you think?
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On December 26, Nissan officially turned 80 years old and Nissan Celebrates 80 Years of Moving People. To mark the occasion, Nissan released a video that looks back at the past 80 years. It highlights events such as global exports and the introduction of the zero-emissions Nissan LEAF.
Nissan also celebrated with an 80th Anniversary Heritage Car Parade in its home city of Yokohama on December 23. More than 100 Nissan models from the past 80 years participated in the parade, including heritage cars like the 1935 Datsun 14 Phaeton. The cars drove about 10 kilometers through the city.
It is amazing to see how far cars have come in the last 80 years. We’re excited to see what the next 80 years will bring in the world of cars. We are so happy to see that Nissan Celebrates 80 Years.
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