Nismo and Williams to collaborate on building high performance road cars

 Nissan ZEOD RC recently debut at the 2013 Le Mans Nismo, the performance orientated brand of Nissan and Williams Advanced Engineering, a division of the Williams Group, has announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of high performance road cars.

Using their specialist expertise of aerodynamics, simulation and material science, Williams Advanced Engineering will join the engineering development team from Nismo currently working on developing future Nismo products for launch worldwide from 2014 and beyond.

Nismo is already well-known to motorsports and performance car enthusiasts in Japan and to millions of global gaming enthusiasts. Now, Nismo is poised for accelerated global impact, enhancing Nissan’s reputation for innovation and excitement with a new line-up of sporty Nissan road cars. The GT-R Nismo will be the third Nismo-badged model following the launch of the Juke Nismo and 370Z Nismo this year.

In February this year, Nismo kicked off the start of a new era in its development as a global performance brand with the official opening of a new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan is promising a rapid pace of introduction of even more Nismo models, at least one model every year during the Nissan Power88 period, encompassing the breadth of the Nissan road car range.

Shoichi Miyatani, president of Nismo, commented, “Nismo is a brand built from over 30 years of racing experience and so it is fitting that we chose to work with a like-minded company such as Williams to develop the higher performance versions of our products.”

Williams’ Boss Frank Williams added, “Nismo and Williams Advanced Engineering share a passion for racing and cutting edge technology and this collaboration will see us work closely together to develop cars that will be at the forefront of automotive technology.”

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The Nissan ZEOD RC

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