1978 Dome Zero

Second Floor- Industry

In 1975, automotive tuner and racing aficionado Minoru Hayashi founded Dome Co., Ltd. To build racing vehicles in which new technologies could be tested.  The Zero, Dome’s sensational prototype for a roadgoing supercar, employed Nissan’s L28E engine (also used in the 280Z) and was intended to offer an alternative to exotic European supercars.  Dome later developed the P-2, a Zero-based prototype ultimately aimed at American market and featured on the cover of Road and Track in 1979.  A racing version dubbed the Zero RL competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1979, 1980, and 1981.

Courtesy of Dome Museum, Japan