The Nissan ZEOD RC, which will fill the ‘experimental’ Garage 56 grid spot at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, will make its public debut during the weekend of the Fuji round of the World Endurance Championship on October 18-20.
The ZEOD, which stands for zero emissions on demand, will run in electric-only power on all three days of the Japanese event with long-time Nissan factory driver Michael Krumm at the wheel. The car’s petrol engine, which will boost the ZEOD’s range, is not due to run in the car until January.
Nissan has revealed that it could go for an electric Land Speed Record, held by former Le Mans racer Paul, Lord Drayson this summer, following the car’s appearance at Le Mans next June.
ZEOD designer Ben Bowlby believes that the LSR for a 1000kg electric vehicle, which was raised to 202.4mph by Drayson aboard his Lola B12/69 at Elvington in June, is within range of the 2014 Nissan. “That could be our next target after Le Mans,” he said.