Nowhere is Nissan’s passion for performance better expressed than in our commitment to motorsport. Around the world, competition vehicles bearing the name NISMO (NISsan MOtorsport) – the racing arm of Nissan – are celebrated by those driving them and respected by those competing against them. But as much as we’re in it to win, this is also a laboratory for our most maverick thinking and engineering. And what we learn on this journey, we bring to the road-ready Nissan you drive every day.
From Japan to Le Mans, Dakar to Daytona, our dedication to innovation has made Nissan Motorsport a dominant force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s
a humble sedan like the Skyline®, the bloodline of our revolutionary GT-R LM NISMO, or focused machines that will shape the future, including the
groundbreaking NISMO ZEOD RC (Zero Emissions On Demand Race Car), we race what we build, and we win what we race.
NISSAN GT-R LM NISMO
Meet our contender for the FIA World Endurance Championship including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Carrrying on a sporting bloodline that stretches back 30 years, this 1250-plus bhp GT-R will go head-to-head with Audi, Porsche and Toyota in the LM P1 class. And while we’re following the strict regulations on engine size and fuel consumption in this premier class of hybrids, our team of engineers has their own radical take. The first surprise is a front-engine front-wheel drive package, which allows for a unique aerodynamic system and a huge amount of downforce up front. The team also spec’d front tyres much wider than the rears to handle a forward weight distribution – a great help to drivers managing the ridiculous power, plus making this beast look quite unlike the rest.
NISSAN AT LE MANS
Follow the Nissan team from studio to driver’s seat with the action from the racetrack.
NISMO ZEOD RC
In 2014, Nissan unveiled the NISMO ZEOD RC – the world’s first vehicle to complete a fully electric lap at the prestigious Le Mans sports car race.
WHAT WE LOVE, WE SHARE
The access we give our fans and the press is a
cornerstone of our motorsport culture. We’re launching NISMO University to be as open as we can about our technology. Find out more by following @NISMO on Twitter, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, Vine and Instagram.
You only have to look at our past 30 years of maverick engineering to know the new #GTRLeMans is something special.
GLOBAL MOTORSPORT - NISMO RACING NEWS AND RESULTS
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Formed by a group of devoted (some might say obsessed) engineers over 30 years ago, NISMO (NISsan MOtorsport) has meant the ultimate in Nissan performance. NISMO offers vehicles inspired by an illustrious motorsport heritage, bringing the race day feeling to your daily drive. From the ultimate crossover, Juke NISMO RS, to the most focused Z car ever offered for the street, 370Z NISMO, to the world’s fastest volume production car around Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack, GT-R NISMO. Each engineered with brilliance, designed with an undeniable edge, and most important, fueled by passion without a redline.
Only four master craftsmen in the world are allowed to hand-assemble a GT-R NISMO engine. Known as Takumi, they are master craftsmen who have perfected their skills over years of painstaking work. Each GT-R NISMO engine is assembled by a single Takumi craftsman, and proudly bears a plaque with his signature. But it’s more than just exceptional skills that goes into the process. As one of the Takumi says, “We put our souls into each engine, hoping to deliver that excitement to customers.”
“By putting our nameplates on GT-R engines, it gives us pressure, but in a positive way - not in becoming nervous, but instead to concentrate. It also keeps us from compromising.”
NISMO accessories let you take your Nissan to the next level, by adding competition bred performance and style.
What happens when you take elite Gran Turismo gamers out of the living room and into the cockpit of Nissan motorsport vehicles? Nissan and Sony held the first GT Academy in 2008 to find out, and since then the program has been defying both common sense and motorsport tradition. The academy finds people who are exceptional at video games and, in a matter of months, helps turn them into professional drivers for Nissan.
Check out every season of the only show that takes gamers from 30 countries and brings them together for a Race Camp at Silverstone, UK in order to turn them into professional racing drivers. Millions apply, only one emerges victorious.