Nissan returns to Oz

Nissan returns to Oz

Nissan has a rich history in Australian tin-tops and returns in 2013. Mark Glendenning examines if the Japanese firm's new V8 Supercars project can add to the list of successes

As Rick Kelly eased his Nissan Altima V8 Supercar out of pitlane and into the Senna chicane for the start of the first practice session in Adelaide, the beginning of a new era in Australia's premier racing category was upon us.

For years, V8 Supercars was a closed shop, restricted to Holden and Ford, but 2013 heralds the arrival of the Car of the Future, and with it, two new manufacturers.

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