History

1958

• Winner, Around Australia Trial, Class A, Datsun 210 “Fuji”

1963

• Winner, Japanese Grand Prix, B-11 race, Genichiro Tahara, Datsun Fairlady 1500

1964

• Prince Skyline 2000GT, Finished 2nd to 6th – the beginning of the Skyline/GT-R legend.

• 1-2, Japanese Grand Prix, T-VI race, Prince Gloria Super 6

1965

• Set five speed world records with the Nissan R380

1966

• Winner, Japanese Grand Prix, Yoshikazu Sunako, Prince R380

• Winner, East African Safari Rally, Under 1,300cc class, Datsun Bluebird 1300SS

1967

• Set seven speed world records with the Nissan R380-II

• Nissan won its first SCCA Run-offs championship with Bob Sharp. Nissan has now won more than 100 SCCA Run-offs titles

1968

• Winner, Japanese Grand Prix, Moto Kitano, Nissan R381

1969

• Winner, Japanese Grand Prix, Yoshikazu Sunako/Motoharu Kurosawa, Nissan R382

1970

• Winner, East African Safari Rally, Edgar Herrmann/Hans Schüller, Datsun 1600 SSS

• Joint Winner, Round Australia Trial, Edgar Herrmann/Hans Schüller, Datsun 1600 SSS

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Kawakami Nishino/Koji Fujita, Nissan Fairlady Z432

1971

• Winner, East African Safari Rally, Edgar Herrmann/Hans Schüller, Datsun 240Z

• Champion, SCCA Trans AM 2.5 Championship, John Morton, Datsun BRE 510

1973

• Winner, East African Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta/Lofty Drews, Datsun 240Z

• Winner, Japanese Grand Prix, TS Race, Moto Kitano, Datsun Sunny Excellent Coupe

• Champion, SCCA Trans AM 2.5 Championship, John Morton, Datsun BRE 510

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Kunimitsu Takahashi/Kenji Tohira, Nissan Fairlady Z432R

1975

• Champion, IMSA GTU Championship, Bob Sharp, Datsun 260Z

1976

• Champion, IMSA GTU Championship, Brad Frisselle, Datsun 260Z

1977

• Champion, Australian Rally Championship, George Fury, Datsun Violet 710 SSS and Datsun 1600

1979

• Winner, East African Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta/ Mike Doughty, Datsun 160J

• Champion, IMSA GTU Championship, Don Devendorf, Datsun 280ZX

1980

• Winner, Australian Rally Championship, George Fury, Datsun Stanza

• Winner, Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta/ Mike Doughty, Datsun 160J

• Champion, Japanese Super Silhouette Championship, Haruhito Yanagida, Bluebird Super Silhouette

1981

• Winner, Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta/ Mike Doughty, Nissan Violet GT

1982

• Winner, Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta/ Mike Doughty, Nissan Violet GT

• Champion, Japanese Super Silhouette Championship, Haruhito Yanagida, Bluebird Super Silhouette

• Champion, IMSA GTO Championship, Don Devendorf, Datsun 280ZX Turbo

1984

• NISMO founded in September in Omori, Tokyo, Japan.

• Pole position, Bathurst 1000, George Fury, Datsun Bluebird

1986

• Champion, Japanese Touring Car Championship, Aguri Suzuki, Nissan Skyline RS

• Nissan debuts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Nissan R85V

1987

• Nissan becomes the first manufacturer to complete the Paris-Dakar Rally with a diesel engine with the Nissan Patrol

1988

• Champion, IMSA Championship, Geoff Brabham, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

1989

• Champion, IMSA Championship, Geoff Brabham, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

• Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring, Geoff Brabham/Arie Luyendyk/Chip Robinson, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

• Champion, Japanese Touring Car Championship, Masahiro Hasemi, Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R

• Champion, IMSA GTU Championship, Bob Leitzinger, Nissan 240SX

1990

• Champion, IMSA Championship, Geoff Brabham, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

• Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring, Bob Earl/Derek Daly, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

• Champion, All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, Masahiro Hasemi, Nissan R90CP

• Champion, Japanese Touring Car Championship, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Champion, Australian Touring Car Championship, Jim Richards, Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R and Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Pole position, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mark Blundell, Nissan R90CK

• 1-2-3 finish at the Spa 24 Hour in the Group N class, Nissan GT-R R32

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Kazuyoshi Hoshino/Toshio Suzuki, Nissan R90CP

1991

• Champion, IMSA Championship, Geoff Brabham, Nissan NPT-91

• Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring, Geoff Brabham/Derek Daly/Gary Brabham, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

• Winner, Spa 24 Hours, Anders Olofsson/David Brabham/Naoki Hattori, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Champion, All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Nissan R90CP and Nissan R91CP

• Champion, Japanese Touring car Championship, Masahiro Hasemi, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Champion, Australian Touring Car Championship, Jim Richards, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Winner, Bathurst 1000, Jim Richards / Mark Skaife, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1992

• Winner, Rolex 24 at Daytona, Masahiro Hasemi/Kazuyoshi Hoshino/Toshio Suzuki, Nissan R91CP

• Champion, Japanese Touring car Championship, Masahiro Hasemi, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Champion, Australian Touring Car Championship, Mark Skaife, Nissan Skyline BNR32 GT-R

• Winner, Bathurst 1000, Jim Richards / Mark Skaife, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Winner at the Spa 24 Hour in the Group N class, Nissan GT-R R32

• Champion, IMSA GTS Championship, Steve Millen, Nissan 300ZX

1993

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, Masahiko Kageyama, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Takao Wada/Toshio Suzuki, Nissan R92CP

• Champion, IMSA GTU Championship, Butch Leitzinger, Nissan 240SX

1994

• Winner, Rolex 24 at Daytona, Steve Millen/Scott Pruett/Butch Leitzinger/Paul Gentilozzi, Nissan 300ZXT

• Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring, Steve Millen/Johnny O’Connell/John Morton, Nissan 300ZXT

• Winner, IMSA GTS Class, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Steve Millen/Johnny O’Connell/John Morton, Nissan 300ZXT

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT1, Masahiko Kageyama, Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

• Champion, IMSA GTS Championship, Steve Millen, Nissan 300ZX

1995

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT1, Masahiko Kageyama, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT2, Kaoru Hoshino/Yoshimi Ishibashi, Nissan Skyline GTS-R

1997

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT300, Manabu Orido/Hideo Fukuyama, Nissan Silvia S14

1998

• 3rd place, 24 Hour of Le Mans, Aguri Suzuki/Kazuyoshi Hoshino/ Masahiko Kageyama, Nissan R390 GT1

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT500, Érik Comas/ Masami Kageyama, Nissan Skyline GT-R R33

• World Series by Nissan, Inaugural Champion, Marc Gené

1999

• Champion, British Touring Car Championship, Laurent Aiello, Nissan Primera ST

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT500, Érik Comas, Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Fernando Alonso

2000

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Antonio Garcia

2001

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT300, Nobuyuki Oyagi/Takayuki Aoki, Nissan Silvia S15

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Franck Montagny

2002

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Ricardo Zonta

2003

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT500, Satoshi Motoyama/ Michael Krumm, Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT300, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita/Masataka Yanagida, Nissan Fairlady Z Z33

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Franck Montagny

2004

• Champion, All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, GT500, Satoshi Motoyama/ Ricard Lyons, Nissan Fairlady Z Z33

• World Series by Nissan, Champion, Heikki Kovalainen

2006

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Benoît Tréluyer/Kazuki Hoshino/Jérémie Dufour, Nissan Fairlady Z GT500

2008

• Champion, Super GT, GT500 class, Satoshi Motoyama/ Benoit Treluyer, Nissan GT-R

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Tsugio Matsuda/Sébastien Philippe, Nissan GT-R GT500

• Nissan PlayStation GT Academy launched to turn gamers into racers

2010

• Champion, Super GT, GT300, Masataka Yanagida/Kazuki Hoshino, Nissan Fairlady Z Z33

2011

• Champion, FIA GT1 World Championship, Michael Krumm/Lucas Luhr, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT1

• Champion, Super GT, GT500, Ronnie Quintarelli/Masataka Yanagida, Nissan GT-R

• Nissan debuts in LM P2 Prototype competition taking five wins in the first season

• Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans, LM P2 class, Greaves Motorsport

• All-electric Nissan LEAF RC introduced at the New York Auto Show

2012

• Champion, Super GT, GT500, Ronnie Quintarelli/Masataka Yanagida, Nissan GT-R

• Winner, Suzuka 1000km, Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli, Nissan GT-R GT500

2013

• Champion, Blancpain Endurance Series, Pro-Am Cup, Lucas Ordóñez, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

• Champion, FIA WEC LM P2 class, Oak Racing

• Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans, LM P2 class, Oak Racing

2014

• Champion, Super GT, GT500, Ronnie Quintarelli/Tsugio Matsuda, Nissan GT-R

• Champion, FIA WEC LM P2 class championship, SMP Racing

• Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans, LM P2 class, Jota Sport

2015

• Champion, Blancpain Endurance Series, Pro Cup, Alex Buncombe/Wolfgang Reip/Katsumasa Chiyo, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

• Winner, Bathurst 12 Hour, Katsumasa Chiyo/Wolfgang Reip/Florian Strauss, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

• Champion, Super GT, GT500, Ronnie Quintarelli/Tsugio Matsuda, Nissan GT-R

• Champion, Super GT, GT300, André Couto, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

• Nissan races the innovative front-engined, front-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R LM NISMO at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

• Champion, FIA WEC LM P2 class, G-Drive Racing

• Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans, LM P2 class, KCMG

2016

• Nissan signs off from LM P2 prototype competition. 35 victories in a row, four LM P2 championships in FIA WEC, five LM P2 wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and six consecutive ELMS championships

• Champion, FIA WEC LM P2 class, Signatech Alpine

• Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans, LM P2 class, Signatech Alpine

2017

• Winner, Petit Le Mans, Brendon Hartley/Scott Sharp/Ryan Dalziel, Extreme Speed Motorsport

• Nissan announces entry into the FIA Formula E Championship – beginning in season five, 2018/19

 

2018

• Nissan unveils its Formula E livery at the Geneva Auto Show

• Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring, Pipo Derani/Johannes van Overbeek/Nico Lapierre, Extreme Speed Motorsport