Nissan has entered a partnership with French racing team Signature Racing, a top LMS team. Nissan will provide Signature with NISMO tuned engines for their ORECA 03 LMP2 cars, which will be entered in the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). A two car effort will also be launched at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“Nissan is very happy to announce our new partnership with Signature and we look forward to working with such a professional and well respected team. I know our customers, fans and dealers will be following our progress when we start racing in March and will of course be anticipating our return to the Le Mans 24 hours,” said Vincent Wijnen, Nissan Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing.
Combining sleek lines and the electric drivetrain of the Leaf, the Nissan Esflow Concept is an all-electric sports car preparing to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan Leaf, the Esflow features a rear-wheel drive platform that has an electric motor for each of the rear wheels. Nissan says the Esflow will go from 0-60 mph in about five seconds.
Styling of this two-seater resembles the Nissan 370Z, but it was designed from the ground up to be a Tesla Roadster-fighting sports car. The aluminum chassis is wrapped in composite bodywork. With roll bars incorporated into the structure, engineers were able to negate the need for obtrusive, thick, reinforced A-pillars. Not only does it make the Esflow look even sleeker, but it also improves visibility for the driver.
The Nissan Esflow is a concept, so don’t expect to see it in showrooms anytime soon. But, Nissan was quick to point out that the car was developed using existing technology. That means that if an electric sports car got the green light for production, Nissan would be able to build it without steep research and development costs.
Look for more details on the Nissan Esflow Concept when it debuts next month in Geneva.
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Nissan has vowed to deliver electric Leafs to all customers who preordered them by the end of September. The automaker has also ramped up production in Japan to meet demand.
“We’re going to make sure that customers get their cars well before the end of summer,” said Brian Carolin, Nissan’s senior vice president for sales and marketing for North America, “I’m confident during April, May you’re going to see a significant number of deliveries.”
“Errands” Launch Commercial Highlights One-Touch Technology, Flexible Storage and Advanced Clean-Air Climate Control System
The 2011 Nissan Quest, which arrived at Nissan retailers nationwide last week, launches today with a 360-degree media campaign anchored by a new 30-second television spot titled “Errands.” The all-new Quest is a boldly styled minivan designed to make life as a parent a little easier and put Nissan squarely back into the heart of the minivan market. The campaign also includes digital advertising, print, social and an iAd.