Nissan's amazing three-wheeled racer - video

Nissan returns to Le Mans with radical three-wheeled electric racer with Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama behind the wheel.
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    Matt Joy
    Last updated: 25 April 2014, 14:41 BST

    Japanese giant Nissan has confirmed its driver line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 hour race in June, with Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama returning with some unfinished business.

    Two years ago Satoshi raced at Le Mans in the Nissan DeltaWing and was pushed off the track and into the wall, and the race rules prevented him for getting any assistance from his team.

    Now for 2014 he's back with Nissan's even more radical electric/hybrid ZEOD RC, which combines a 300 horsepower electric motor with a 400 horsepower 1.5-litre turbocharged engine.

    Nissan will occupy the coveted 'Garage 56' slot on the grid that the Le Mans organising body offers up to cars which showcase new or innovative technology. Satoshi will be joined by Wolfgang Riep and Lucas Ordonez, both of whom became racer drivers though Nissan's GT Academy programme.

    The GT Academy invites Playstation gamers from around the world to complete challenges on the hugely-popular racing game Gran Turismo 6, with the eventual winners being given the opportunity to race for real.

    Matt Joy
    Last updated: 25 April 2014, 14:41 BST

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