When Nissan announced plans to drop the DeltaWing program, it also announced plans to return to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. The company plans to enter the race as a "Garage 56" with an "innovative project that promises to continue the pioneering spirit of last year’s award-winning Nissan DeltaWing experimental entry."
Today, the company released the first teaser video and image of the vehicle that will make its world debut on Friday, June 21st. At the 2013 Le Mans , Nissan will also open a "Nismo FanZone" experience that will offer the fans a chance to see the drivers of the No. 42 Greaves Motorsport and No. 26 G-Drive Racing cars.
Also, visitors will have the possibility to enter competitions to win helicopter rides, garage tours, circuit tours and numerous other giveaways throughout the event. Nissan is also offering the possibility to watch the groundbreaking Juke Ride biometrics system.
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There are plenty of makers announcing their return to the famous Le Mans series and Caterham was the latest one to announce its intention. The company will enter the race with a Zytek Z11SN-Nissan in the LMP2 category.
The car will wear number No. 41, and Caterham F1 Team reserve driver, Alexander Rossi, and double LMP2 class-winner, Tom Kimber-Smith, will be at the wheel.
After an absence of 13 years SRT Viper is also preparing for a comeback at the Le Mans. SRT, in cooperation with Riley Technologies, are preparing two identical SRT Viper GTS-R models for the race. The two cars were rigorously tested during four ALMS races in 2012 and during the full 2013 racing season. Car No. 91 managed to obtain three consecutive top-five finishes, including a position on the podium at Long Beach, where it finished third.
The eyes of the motorsport world are about to turn to Le Mans and, just like last year, Nissan will provide a great deal for all to see with an emphasis on putting the #fansfirst.
After the experiences of the Nissan DeltaWing, dubbed the world’s first social media car, Nissan saw how passionate the fans of sportscar racing are, especially when it comes to innovation. At the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, Nissan will open its doors to the fans with the ‘Nismo FanZone’, and take the unprecedented step of revealing the 2014 Garage 56 entry to the fans at Le Mans, before anyone else sees it.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced in February that Nissan would return to Le Mans in 2014 in Garage 56 with a car that focused on innovation and excitement. At 10:30am on Friday 21 June Nissan will reveal its 2014 Garage 56 entry and it’s hopes for an LM P1 future.