Nissan ZEOD RC
The Nissan ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) is a hybrid electric racing car which will compete in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The ZEOD RC is designed by Ben Bowlby, who previously created the 2012 Garage 56 entry DeltaWing which had also been backed by Nissan. The ZEOD RC will utilize a hybrid electric drivetrain with lithium ion battery packs in a chassis similar in design to the DeltaWing. The ACO announced during 2013 that Nissan Motor Company had been granted the Garage 56 entry for 2014. Nissan unveiled the car, known as the ZEOD RC, during the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend.
A lawsuit was filed on 22 November 2013 by the The Delta Wing consortium (Don Panoz, Chip Ganassi) against the former designer of the Delta Wing, Ben Bowlby and former engine-supplier Nissan for “damages and injunctive relief arising out of theft of confidential and proprietary information, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contracts, unjust enrichment, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.”
The Nissan DIG-T R 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine was announced to be used in the 2014 Le Mans race.
DeltaWing - a racing car with similar body shape also designed by the same person.
- O'Leary, Jamie (21 June 2013). "Nissan unveils electric Le Mans Garage 56 car". Autosport.com. Haymarket Press. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- Nissan Unveils Revolutionary Engine to Complement Electric ZEOD RC Powerplant
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