Nismo celebrate 30 years with a video showcase
Nismo are now entering their 30th year and what better way to celebrate than with a video showcasing their biggest accomplishments over the last 30 years…
Just yesterday, Scott announced that an Australian Nismo range could be on the table, so I thought it poignant to celebrate Nissan’s high-performance arm with a post. After all, it’s not every year that you turn 30 right!? And with a huge amount of racing success under their belts, Nismo were always going to have enough material and highlights to make the perfect video.
In the beginning, Nismo’s job was simple: to excel at motorsports, and not long after the division was founded back in 1984 they made their first attempt at overall victory in the Le-Mans 24-hour race. Despite never achieving that particular feat, Nismo excelled in long distance races elsewhere. Furthermore, they were racking up touring car race wins in Japan.
Having found their sweet spot in the world of racing, the Nismo engineers now tried their hand at tuning road cars. While this started out sporadically, we’re glad they keep at it. Had they not, we almost certainly wouldn’t have the Nismo-branded 370Z, Juke and of course, the GT-R.
However, as with all things wonderful it seems, the future of Nismo is a pretty well-guarded secret, but the company aren’t ruling anything out.
Passe say that the US represents Nismo’s biggest market at present and the division is determined to raise its profile even further too. This can be seen in the Nissan GT Academy, which is designed to engage young people with the brand – the ultimate aim being to get more Nismo cars racing on American tracks.
Let’s also not forget Nismo’s love affair with Le-Mans. Their GT-R LM is set to challenge Toyota, Porsche and Audi next year -something which is pretty bold in itself.
The 30th anniversary video, however, will outline why it’s important for Nismo to be competing there. Here’s to the next 30 years Nismo…