"It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype."

Says Nissan's NISMO performance/racing division.

"With every single component on the car down to the smallest nut and bolt modeled in computer aided design (CAD) technology, Nissan has released a unique image showcasing the inner workings of the car."

*Note: The image above can be exploded to a resolution of up to 4,950 by 3,300 so that all of the details can be seen.

When will we see the ZEOD RC in action?

"The Nissan ZEOD RC will fill Garage 56 at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, an additional entry reserved for new automotive technology never previously seen on track."

"The car aims to complete the first all-electric lap of famous 8.5-mile circuit – running in virtual silence down the Mulsanne straight."

"The car aims to complete a lap of Le Mans on battery power faster than a GT LM category Le Mans entry. The remarkable 400 horsepower, 40 kilogram, 1.5 liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine will start the race with the electric motors taking over for a final all-electric lap after each fuel stint."

"The car's debut at the Circuit de la Sarthe on the Le Mans Test Day on June 1 will feature GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip and two-time Le Mans LM P2 winner, Tommy Erdos."

Some basic specs:

  • Nissan ZEOD RC is powered by two 110kw electric motors that transfer power to the wheels via the same gearbox that is connected to the internal combustion engine.
Much of what makes the ZEOD RC so revolutionary is kept secret by Nissan/NISMO.  It's likely that at some point in the future some of the tech found in ZEOD RC will make its way into a street vehicle.  For that reason, Nissan isn't disclosing all the details.

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