Nissan 370Z Roadster Concept, GT-R LM NISMO Racer Make World Debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan 370Z Roadster Concept, GT-R LM NISMO Racer Make World Debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show


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CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – Nissan introduced the 3702 NISMO roadster concept car and GT-R LM NISMO race car during the Media Preview of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The race car is set to hit the track at the Le Mans 24 Hours this June. The new roadster is a one-off design study to gauge interest in a production version.

“The roadster concept is a potential new vehicle that fits right in with the collection of NISMO vehicles that you see all around you in the showroom today,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan sales & marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America. “NISMO, as you know, brings racing performance, style and technology to the streets."

The concept offers a unique engine, suspension and exterior and interior updated features. Incorporated is Nissan’s 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6 underhood, making 350 horsepower.

“The NISMO Street is an old-school sports car convertible with full-on Nismo treatment,” said Diaz. “Nissan is a brand on the move.”

Also showcased during the media preview was Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo spec race car.  Hot off its debut in Nissan’s Super Bowl ad, it is making its first public appearance at the Chicago Auto Show before further testing ahead of the start of the 2015 World Endurance Championship. 

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.


About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2015 public show will be February 14-22. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs

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