Nissan has a new partner for the Le Mans Cup racing tournament. Nissan has revealed that it has entered a new two-year partnership with the French-based Signature Group racing team compete in an open-cockpit LMP2-class sports car prototype in the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. The deal stipulates that Nissan's Performance and Motorsports division, NISMO, will be providing 3.4-liter racing versions of its VK series of V8 engines.
This is the same engine that can be found under the hood of the Titan, Armada and Pathfinder models. The LMP2 racer is set to be driven by a pair of Frenchmen, 40 year old sports car veteran Soheil Ayari and 25 year old F3 and Le Mans Series racer Franck Mailleux. This is bound to be an interesting event and CarBuzz will be reporting about the Le Mans Cup all the way through the end of the series in November.