I'm going to begin by saying that I Am Not A Patent Lawyer. But to anyone with, let's just say, "functioning eyes," it's easy to see that the Nissan Zeod RC's design looks to be a copy of the original Deltawing. And the original Deltawing team is really, really pissed off about that. Still.
Lucas Ordóñez was the first winner of the Gran Turismo Academy racing competition. Today, he just took the first all-electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Let that sink in.
How do you get the attention of Carlos Ghosn? Buy a 3/4-page add in The Tennessean – Nissan North America's hometown newspaper – accusing the company, its leader, and its motorsports arm of stealing the design of a race car that's about to take to the track at Le Mans.
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.
The Nissan ZEOD RC, a hybrid-electric race car based on the crazy DeltaWing, is still a wonder of packaging, despite the tiny size of electric motors. This X-ray of the car (note: not a real X-ray, they are not looking to fry the drivers, I hope) shows just how they fit it all in.
It's cliche to say "Good things come in small packages," but that's absolutely true in the world of racing, where teams strive to make cars and their components as small and light as possible to save weight. Judging by the size of their new Le Mans engine, it looks like Nissan succeeded.
An extensive photographing of the Nissan ZEOD RC at Fuji Speedway revealed more than a phallic shape, it also showed this beautifully complex and informative steering wheel. Can you identify what every button and toggle does?
After leaving others to continue their groundbreaking Deltawing project, Nissan has turned its attention towards building the world's fastest "Zero Emission On Demand Race Car" for Le Mans. And they just started putting it together...