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EXPERIENCE THE HIGHS OF LE MANS WITH NISSAN
NISSAN 'GRANDSTAND IN THE SKY' WILL OFFER THE VERY BEST VIEWS OF THE LE MANS 24 HOURS
LE MANS, FRANCE, 16 June, 2012: Nissan will offer motor racing enthusiasts the best view of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours by far, with the introduction of its 'Grandstand in the Sky'.
The machine, which will be situated at Raccordement on the 8.5-mile La Sarthe circuit during race weekend, will take 22 seated passengers at a time to a height of 37 metres for a birds-eye view of the action.
While in their high-rise race seats, fans will be served drinks by a barman, before swivelling round to face the circuit and slowly rotated for a unique, 360-degree view of the famous French endurance race.
Rides will last for 30 minutes at a time, with the first ascent at 12pm on Saturday, just three hours before the start of the race.
The Nissan 'Grandstand in the Sky' represents yet another exciting innovation for the car manufacturer, which has dominated the stories at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
The experimental Nissan DeltaWing racing car, which aims to complete the 24 Hours using half the fuel and half the tyres of any of its contemporaries, has been the talk of Le Mans thanks to its radical, dart-like appearance and its pioneering, efficiency-driven technology.
Meanwhile, Nissan's engineering excellence has seen it dominate the LMP2 class, in which 13 of the 20 cars competing are using Nissan power. Its first two champions from the GT Academy - Lucas Ordonez and Jordan Tresson - will also compete at Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Tresson will make his La Sarthe debut today, just two years after winning the ground-breaking GT Academy, which has turned ordinary Playstation gamers into potentially Le Mans-winning racing drivers.
Elsewhere, fans will not have been able to escape Nissan's ownership of the Le Mans Village, with entertainment in the form of the Company's Ministry of Sound partnership fuelling the Le Mans festival atmosphere and new performance metal on display, in the form of the brand new Juke Nismo.
Gabi Whitfield, General Manager, Communications, Nissan in Europe, said: "This year, Nissan is bringing the party to Le Mans, both on and off the track. We are a brand all about fun and accessibility - everything we are doing, from the Ministry of Sound -inspired Juke Box, which will provide the soundtrack to the weekend, to the 'Grandstand in the Sky', which will provide a unique view of the racing, is designed to bring the magic of Le Mans to life for every fan at the circuit this year."