NISMO NEWS - OCTOBER 31, 2017
- Fans vote for greatest Nissan / NISMO racecar of all time
- Nissan to Enter Formula E from 2018/2019
- Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport take Asian Le Mans Series opener
FINDING THE GREATEST NISSAN / NISMO RACECAR OF ALL TIME WITH #NISMOtop20
Yokohama, Japan – To celebrate the 20th edition of the NISMO Festival supported by Motul, Nissan and NISMO have picked their top 20 Nissan/NISMO race cars of all time and have gone to the fans to determine the ultimate racing machine.
It has been a tight battle through the first four days of competition as fans debate on social media over the result. Ultimately, a quartet of Nissan GT-Rs have swept the first four rounds of Twitter polls and guaranteed themselves a place in the semi-finals.
On day one, the Nissan GT-R Super GT from 2008 beat out the competition, scoring 61 percent of the vote ahead of the Nissan R381 / R382, the 2017 Nissan DPi and the current Nissan Altima Supercar. Click here to view results.
Day two's winner was also a Super GT champ, with the GT-R NISMO GT500 from 2014-15 taking the win over the Nissan R92CP, the Datsun 510 and the Le Mans pole-winning Nissan R90CK. Click here to view results.
The ever-popular Skyline GT-R R32 won on the third day, earning 59 percent of the vote. Second place went to the Nissan R390 GT1 (third place at Le Mans), third to the R91CP (Daytona 24 Hour winner) and fourth the 1982/83 Skyline Super Silhouette. Click here to view results.
GT-R fans had a tough choice on day four with the Bathurst 12-hour, Super GT GT300 championship and Blancpain GT Championship-winning Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 beating the famous Pennzoil-backed GT-R from Japan from 1998. The Daytona and Sebring-winning 300XT from 1994 finished third ahead of the 1966 East African Safari-winning Datsun Bluebird 1300SS. Click here to view results.
Today’s final round features Nissan’s World Championship-winning GT1 GT-R, the legendary IMSA GTP ZX-Turbo, the 1999 British Touring Championship-winning Nissan Primera and the 2003 Japanese GT Championship-winning GT-R. Click here to vote. Click here to vote.
The top eight cars from fan voting will go into two semi-finals. The two top from each semi-final will then go head-to-head to determine the ultimate Nissan/NISMO racing machine.
Follow @NISMO on Twitter to follow the fan vote.
NISSAN'S FORMULA E CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW
Tokyo, Japan – Nissan revealed last week it will become the first Japanese brand to enter the FIA Formula E Championship – revealing the news at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Nissan will join the championship from season five of Formula E which is expected to kick off in December next year.
The 2018/19 championship season will be the first year of new technical regulations, with the series debuting new more powerful cars which can complete the entire race distance without the mid-race car swap currently used in Formula E.
Nissan's position as the world's leading mass-market zero-emission brand was highlighted at the Tokyo Show with the reveal of the Nissan IMx concept, the new Nissan LEAF and Nissan's Formula E announcement.
Formula E will provide the brand with a highly-visible global platform for "Nissan Intelligent Mobility" – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.
Click the image above to watch the Formula E announcement from Nissan's Daniele Schillaci – executive vice president of global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and battery business, and chairman of Nissan’s management committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania.
NISSAN-POWER KICKS OFF 2017/18 ASIAN LE MANS SERIES
Zhuhai, China – A faultless run from the Nissan-powered No.8 Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport Oreca 05 has sent them to victory lane in the opening round of the 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series – the Zhuhai Four Hours.
The result was all the more impressive for the rookie driver Harrison Newey (son of Formula 1 design legend Adrian Newey) who claimed his first win in his endurance racing debut.
After fighting hard all race, the No. 37 Ligier JS P2 from BBT came home second, with the ARC Bratislava No. 4 Ligier JS P2 finishing third – all powered by the Nissan VK45DE 4.5 litre V8 engine.
After a tight battle for LM P3 class honours, it was pole-winning No. 18 Ligier JS P3 of KCMG, that beat the Taiwan Beer GH Motorsport No. 11 Ligier JS P3. Coming home third in the class was the third entry for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport.
All entries in the LM P3 class use the Nissan VK50 5.0 litre V8 engine.
The next round of the Asian Le Mans Series will be held at Fuji International Speedway on December 1-3.
Meet the data engineer for the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s of Motul Team RJN. Find out what information he receives from the car during the race and how it's used this to help the team go faster!
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