NISMO Celebrates 30 Years of Maverick Engineering

18th September 2014

To mark NISMO's 30th anniversary, Nissan is celebrating 30 years of maverick engineering with a week of events around the world including activity at major motorsport events in the US and Europe.

Since 1984, NISMO's engineers have been creating Nissan's unique Japanese performance DNA through a series of maverick performance projects. In its 30th year, the company is embarking on its biggest project yet: the creation of the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, Nissan's LM P1 challenger.

#30YearsOfMaverick begins today on NISMO's 30th birthday in Yokohama, Japan, where the anniversary will be marked by the people who have played a role in the NISMO story. It will then take in world-class motorsport events at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and the Nurburgring in Germany.

Nissan is inviting the fans of motorsport to celebrate NISMO's birthday by giving away tickets, via local car clubs, to the events in the US and Germany this weekend: the FIA World Endurance Championship round at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, USA and the Blancpain Endurance Series season finale at the Nurburgring in Germany.

“Starting from the company's first president, Yasuharu Namba, today's NISMO owes its success to the hard work and sacrifice of our many predecessors," NISMO President, Shoichi Miyatani said. “It could also not have grown to this extent had it not been for the support of all our fans, sponsors and collaborating companies. I would like to thank everyone for all their support throughout the years."