TodayApril 16, 2022

Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s heritage racing cars

Southern California – It was the first night of Nissan 360, a global view of all of Nissan’s cars. Nissan’s Creative Director, Shiro Nakamura, talks about Nissan’s Heritage Racing Vehicles.

The first car is the Datsun 210 from the 1958 Mobilgas Australian historical endurance race. Nissan was represented by two Datsun 210 cars, the Fuji and the Sakura (cherry blossom), becoming the Class A winner.

Next is the 1964 Skyline GT WOT WOT (wide open throttle) This is the second car that beat Porsche in Japan’s Grand Prix.

Nissan continued its development of race cars with the R380 and in 1967 the third car finished second in the Japan Grand Prix.

Last is the Datsun 510 BRE #46 driven by John Morton. The car came in 1st in the 1971 SCCA race.

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