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  2. The bold Japanese-inspired design represents new beginnings for the Gen3 era as the team races as one and under a new name for the first time. RELEASE PHOTOS [11] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/11/30 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Formula E Team revealed today its brand-new livery for the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, featuring an eye-catching cherry blossom pattern. Also known as Sakura, the team's choice to incorporate this iconic flower in its Season 9 livery is not only a nod to the squad's Japanese DNA, but it also symbolizes and celebrates a new beginning. The upcoming campaign will mark the start of the highly anticipated Gen3 era, and it will also be the first time for Nissan in Formula E competing as one team and under its new name. The striking new livery on the NISSAN e-4ORCE 04 highlights and commemorates a new age not only for the championship, but for the team itself. "Electrification is at the centre of Nissan's long-term vision, with Formula E playing an expanding role in it," said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan's chief operating officer. "Season 9 marks a new era for Nissan's participation in the championship. It will be our fifth competing in Formula E but our first as one team. We have a long history in racing, and we also love to dare to do what others don't. Our new livery celebrates our Japanese heritage and I'm certain that the design will stand out on track like never before. I'm really excited for the season to get underway, and I am confident that we have all we need to make the start of the Gen3 era a very successful one for us at Nissan." Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan Formula E Team, also commented: "We wanted to create something totally different and unique for this season to mark such an important moment for us in Formula E, and also to celebrate our Japanese DNA. The upcoming campaign is a big moment for the series, with the introduction of the Gen3 cars. But it's also key for us at Nissan, with the team running under its new name as we take full ownership of all our operations in Formula E. All of us at Nissan are very excited for this new beginning, very motivated to tackle this new challenge, and very much looking forward to getting started." New driver line up for Nissan Formula E Team Nissan Formula E Team also has a brand-new driver line-up for the upcoming season, blending experience and youth with Formula E race winner Norman Nato and 2022 Super Formula runner-up Sacha Fenestraz both joining the team. Frenchman Nato will compete in the #17 car, while Franco-Argentine Fenestraz will take to the wheel of the #23 machine. "I really like the new livery, it's different and will definitely stand out on track," said Nato. "The cherry blossom design is a great touch, especially since it also signifies a new chapter in the championship and, even more so, for the team. This season is also a new beginning for me, a new chapter in my career, and one I'm extremely excited about. I know we will have to work hard, but I am looking forward to it. We will keep focusing on getting ready for the season ahead, continuing to develop the car, and building a solid set up within the team so we are in a good place for the first race in Mexico. I feel prepared and I can't wait to begin the new season with my new team." Fenestraz also commented: "The car looks beautiful, I love the idea of the cherry blossom. It's the first time we've seen anything like this in Formula E and it's great to celebrate the Japanese heritage of the team. I can't wait to be on track and I'm really excited to get to Valencia and start testing soon. It's a big step for me to race in Formula E, and to see the professionalism and dedication of the team is only pushing me to achieve the best possible results. We're building up nicely to the season, in the simulator, tweaking and developing the car to start the campaign in a positive way." Nato and Fenestraz will have their first outings in the newly-liveried Gen3 car during the official pre-season test at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 13-16 December. Season 9 is set to be the biggest Formula E campaign to date, with a record 17 races planned, including maiden visits to India, South Africa and Brazil, before ending the year at the fan-favourite London E-Prix. Shell and The Woolmark Company to partner with Nissan Formula E Team For the upcoming season, Nissan Formula E Team will count on the valuable support of two strong technical partners. The team will keep working closely with its well-established partner Shell, while is also proud to announce an exciting new collaboration with The Woolmark Company. Shell will continue its long-standing partnership with the team into Season 9, demonstrating its commitment to Formula E. The partnership supports Shell in its continued development of its specialised Shell E-fluids, designed to optimise the efficiency of EVs, and its expanding Shell Recharge charging network, as it aims to become the global leader in EV charging services. István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility said: "Through our partnership with Nissan in Formula E, we are taking experience gained on the track and using it to create better products and services for our EV customers on the road. Formula E is an important testing ground for the development and production of cleaner energy products, including Shell Recharge, Shell E-fluids and other new energy products." The Woolmark Company joins Nissan Formula E for Season 9 as its technical partner to develop a high-performance team kit using Merino wool. Soft on skin, Merino wool offers unbeatable moisture management, thermoregulation and breathability properties, making it perfectly engineered to a performance-lead environment. For the first time, Merino wool has been put to the test through the Nissan Formula E Team uniform. "Our technical team worked hand-in-hand to craft a performance-oriented team kit, driving unexpected product offerings thanks to the inherent technical and eco-credentials of the fibre", said The Woolmark Company Managing Director John Roberts. "The innovative nature of Merino wool is paralleled to the technology behind Formula E thanks to manufacturing techniques and engineering between our teams." Commenting on the Nissan Formula E Team partners for Season 9, Volpe added: "For us at Nissan it is very important to partner with companies that share our same values, priorities and long-term goals, especially when it comes to sustainability and electrification. "We are proud to have the support of both Shell and The Woolmark Company and to collaborate with two likeminded partners who, like us, are committed to build a more sustainable future through technology and innovation", concluded Volpe. About Nissan in Formula E Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series. In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series. In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era. For Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Nissan Formula E drivers will be Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz. Nissan races in this all-electric world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the race track and road for better electric vehicles for customers. About Formula E The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship became the first global sport to be certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception back in 2020, having invested in certified climate-protecting projects in all race markets to offset emissions from every season of electric racing. All cars in the championship are powered by electricity, with the series acting as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology. The World's greatest manufacturers race against each other on street circuits and Formula E promotes the adoption of sustainable mobility in city centres in a bid to combat air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change.
  3. Let's just say that the bank manager isn't moaning - first car I've ever made money on that's for sure. Cheers Rob. Just seen the post too - thanks for the kind words
  4. I saw your car pop up today on another forum. Guy seems very happy with it Neil
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  6. Dont forget the high-level brake light stencil modification... "AyStop"
  7. Please post the postcodes at risk from next week.
  8. that's 3 white cars now!, thank goodness the hose pipe ban is over haha. The Nismo is clean, garaged and shortly to be SORN for the winter. And to scare the hell out of some of you, somebody in the family turns 17 this time next week, and learning to drive in the Nismo wasn't going to happen! haha Now where I shall I place the Nismo stickers on the Aygo teehee...
  9. Sad times but good that you got the asking price
  10. For all affected by the Thames Water hose pipe ban, I have just been notified that it has been rescinded as of now. Now I won’t have to clean the car at midnight anymore.
  11. Sad day but sold at the right time now that we are in recession. reckon you may have made money on it😁
  12. The 23rd NISMO Festival highlights this year's hottest racing cars RELEASE PHOTOS [4] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/11/18 YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) today announce the outline for the 23rd NISMO Festival. The fan appreciation event will be held at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture on December 4. This year's NISMO Festival will feature the Nissan Z GT500, which debuted in SUPER GT this season and won the series championship, netting Nissan its first GT500 title in seven years. A SUPER GT championship ceremony will be held to commemorate this achievement. Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan's Motorsports Business Unit and president of NMC, says: "This year, Nissan teams won the series championships in both the GT500 and GT300 classes of the SUPER GT. We are grateful to all of our fans who gave their strong support throughout the year. The entire team hopes to share this joy with everyone at the NISMO Festival. In addition, we have prepared a number of other events to make the 23rd festival even more exciting. We hope you will come and enjoy the NISMO brand to the fullest.” The Nissan Z GT4* — which is gaining global attention — and other Z race cars from Japan and abroad will also be on display and perform demonstration runs. In addition, a memorial exhibition and other events will take place to commemorate racing legend Kunimitsu Takahashi, who achieved many brilliant results for Nissan. To celebrate the resumption of the annual NISMO Festival after a two-year absence, items and vehicles from past events — including a 1990s race car that competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a Group A specification Skyline GT-R (R32) — will also be showcased. For fans who can’t attend in person, the festival will be streamed live online on the official NISMO YouTube channel. Event name NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway 2022 Event outline Race car demonstrations / exhibitions, vendor booths and online content Nissan drivers Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Masahiko Kondo, Haruto Yanagida, Takao Wada, Keiichi Tsuchiya, SUPER GT GT500 class Nissan drivers, Nissan Formula E driver Sacha Fenestraz and many others. Date December 4, 2022 Time 8:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. (scheduled events) Note: The entrance gate is scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. Venue Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Organizer Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. Partner Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Admission fees Advance tickets: 2,000 yen (on the day: 2,500 yen). Admission is free for junior high school students and younger, and for those 65 years old and older. Parking fees 1,700 yen (900 yen for motorcycles, 3,700 yen for buses) Online links NISMO official site; NISMO official YouTube channel
  13. It's certainly on my radar as an early event next year, but as far as I'm aware, it would need to be a Saturday as Kemble is not open on a Sunday. Watch this space.
  14. Great news Neil, pleased and sorry for you ❤️
  15. GTR now sold at asking price to the first guy who viewed it today.
  16. A long way off I know, but no harm in posting a thread (make it a sticky?) to give us something to consider and plan for next year. A Sunday will probably be best for me, but could do Saturday if necessary.
  17. Thanks Jeff 😉we are both good thanks, look forward to catching up
  18. Happy Birthday, Paul! Hope you are both well.
  19. Only when I spot a Zzzzzzzz
  20. Are you often asleep at the wheel 🤣
  21. So a kit car...? Looks very nice though
  22. Hmmm That reg comes up as a 2021 CHESIL VW SPEEDSTER, first registered April 2022...1.6l...
  23. As promised, the rear view! It doesn’t mean that much to me as I have no knowledge of vintage Porsches. Can anybody give any more detail on exactly what it is, how old it is and if it is valuable?
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