Here's How Carbon Fiber Absorbs Crash Energy In Slow Motion

The Nissan ZEOD RC is going to Le Mans next month, but before it can do that, the team has to test its carbon fiber tub and nose to make sure the car meets FIA regulations.

While Nissan is using the ZEOD RC program as a development platform for its planned LM P1 class debut in 2015, that doesn't mean they don't take this year's 24 hour race seriously.

The Deltawing's successor car Nissan just made up out of their own creativity will be piloted by three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama and Nissan GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip. But to make sure they have highest possible chance to finish the challenge in one piece, Nissan had to crash some carbon fiber first.