Nissan Formula E car stars in Nismo Festival

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THE Nissan e.dams Formula E car served as one of the main attractions at this year’s edition of Nismo Festival, held on Dec. 1-2 at the Fuji International Speedway. Enthusiasts of Nismo — or Nissan Motorsports — products were able to see the electric street racing car on the track, as well as up close, during the event.

The Formula E car was featured in the Nissan EV show, which also displayed some of the brand’s electric-powered models. The EV race car is set to make its Formula E debut on Dec. 15 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The car maker said the Formula E car “represents the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” or what it explained is the “company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.”

Nissan in Tokyo also named its Formula E team drivers for the upcoming fifth season of the race series — Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland.

Along with the EV display, the Nismo Festival also featured the annual Z-challenge race, the Nissan Historic exhibition race, an historic car demo run, and the annual Nismo GP, in which cars from both Super GT and Super Taikyu series took part. The 21st annual fan appreciation day was held, too. More than 50 cars that have competed globally and in Japan — rally cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, prototype cars from the 1990s, and current GT cars — appeared during the event.