YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) today announced the Nissan Z Racing Concept, which runs on carbon-neutral fuel, will enter the NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24-h race, the second round of the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2023. The event will run from May 26 to 28 at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Nissan and NMC are taking on the challenge of new motorsports categories with the Nissan Z. Last year the newly developed racer entered the 24-hour endurance race for the first time and received the checkered flag. This year the Nissan Z Racing Concept will again enter the ST-Q class for development vehicles. The racer is based on the Nissan Z GT4, with enhancements mainly focused on aerodynamics and cooling system parts.
Participation in the race will enable Nissan and NMC to collect data needed for racecar and aftermarket-part development, and to expand experience with carbon-neutral fuel.
Nissan aims to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its product life cycle by fiscal year 2050. In addition to participating in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race series , Nissan and NMC are aiming at a wider range of carbon-neutral motorsports.
“From a sustainability perspective, we are taking on new challenges to expand our potential in motorsports,” said Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan's Motorsports Business Unit Office and president of NMC. “We aim to get a lot of data through this tough 24-hour endurance race that we can use in future development, helping us create even more exciting cars for customers around the world.”