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Nissan EVs at UEFA Final Match in Milan

Nissan acted as the official global sponsor of the Union of European Football Association Championship League final, which took place from May 26th-28th. As an official sponsor, Nissan supplied the event with over a hundred electric vehicles for transporting guests and officials during the tournament. Nissan EVs at the UEFA final included Nissan LEAFs and e-NV2000s.

2016 Nissan LEAF
2016 Nissan LEAF

The UEFA final took place in Milan, where Nissan is partnering with the clean energy company A2A to sponsor the installation of 17 public electric vehicle chargers, most of which will remain free after the UEFA final.

Nissan was given the honor of transporting the UEFA trophy to the Duomo di Milano fan festival on Thursday in a special e-NV2000 and then to the San Siro stadium in a LEAF on Saturday, May 28th, the day of the match.

Nissan also sponsored the UEFA final last season, which took place in Berlin. There, Nissan installed charging ports and provided EVs at that event. According to Gareth Dunsmore, the Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe, the brand was excited to be able to do it again in Milan.

Nissan GT-R Rips through Mazda Touge Run at Motorhead Hill Climb

There’s nothing like taking a tuned car ‘round the touge run with tires screaming at every corner. In Motorhead magazine’s latest video feature, Takada and his crew took several racing teams for a special hillclimb event at the Mazda Turnpike of Japan’s Hakone Mountain, and the result was just pure fun for us gearheads.

Our favorite run came from professional D1 GP driver Kawabata Masato, who muscled his Toyo Tires R35 Nissan GT-R drift car in a nail-biting fifth gear, full throttle around the frighteningly-high Hakone bridge!

Veteran Super GT and D1 GP star Nob Taniguchi put on a good show in an attempt to one-up Masato in his tuned HKS GT600 GT-R, but we doubt anything could have trumped that epic drift.

 

Check out the video below for the full recap of the Motorhead Hill Climb. If that Nissan GT-R looked as mighty to you as it did us, come give it an up-close look at Blackburn Nissan.