Video: Nissan Shows Off Le Mans Prototype Racing EV

Last year Nissan threw its weight behind the DeltaWing prototype endurance race car, with mixed results. This year though Nissan has withdrawn its support, and will instead be fielding a competing (and very similar-looking) electric racer creatively called the ZEOD RC. Nissan claims it is the fastest electric car in the world, but the jury is still out on that.

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Keiko Ihara to be the Face of Nissan's Leaf Marketing

You may not know Keiko Ihara, but make you’re a fan fan. Not only is Keiko Ihara is the only Japanese woman competing in the World Endurance Championship, she is the only female driver at any level whose first exposure to motorsports came when she was named a “race queen”!

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Nissan Prepping All-Electric 24 Hours Of Le Mans Racer?

It’s hard to believe that it is already March, and in a few short months the 24 Hours of Le Mans will once again race into the history books. There’s a lot of talk about this year’s famous endurance race, including what car Nissan will contribute to the experimental “Garage 56”. With Nissan no longer backing the DeltaWing racer, rumor has it that the Japanese automaker could field a pure-electric race car.

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DeltaWing Gets More Power, A Roof, But Loses Sponsors

We’re big fans of the DeltaWing, a race car that stands to change the way we approach racing for decades to come. With its unique design and emphasis on efficiency, the DeltaWing sacrifices nothing when it comes to power or speed. With the 2013 racing season soon to begin, the DeltaWing has gotten a few upgrades to help it prepare to compete, though their big corporate sponsor is calling it quits.

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24 Hours of Le Mans Underway, Hybrids Kicking Ass Already

After weeks of waiting, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is finally here. And it is an extra-special race this year what with hybrid race cars from both Audi and Toyota taking to the field, as well as the experimental Nissan DeltaWing. So far, the hybrid cars are putting on an impressive showing, with the No. 18 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro taking the 1st place pole position during qualifying, following by a non-hybrid Audi R18, and then one of the two Toyota TS030 hybrids. That means of the top three qualifying cars, two were hybrids.

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