Nissan's lucky number. Details Matter



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Nissan Touring and LMP1 cars copy

On p98, Doug Nye delves into the inner workings of Nissan’s 1989 R89C endurance car, which wears No23. This is Nissan’s favourite number because 2 in Japanese is ni and 3 is san. First used on the world stage at Le Mans in 1986, it has since been seen in a swathe of disciplines including BTCC, above – Laurent Aiello was the 1999 title winner in a Primera. Extending the theme, when Nissan announced its LMP1 programme in 2015, inset, it did so on May 23, in the fifth month: five in Japanese is go, thus ‘Go Nissan’.