TAKE one LEAF electric vehicle. Add in a whole lot of NISMO love, and build on the previous generations of race cars. What you get is the all-new 2018 edition of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC.
It’s an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, and it was unveiled today in Tokyo, at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district.
The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will officially debut on December 2 at the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric race car.
With dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape, the purpose-built car demonstrates how Nissan’s electric vehicle technology can deliver exciting yet quiet, zero-emission power.
It’s a key component of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. The model is equipped with advanced battery technology and drive train components from the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric car.
“The LEAF NISMO RC shows how we’re setting our sights even higher when it comes to raw power and performance – making electric vehicles even more exciting for customers,” said Executive VP Daniele Schillaci.
“It’s our most thrilling expression yet of the philosophy of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
Nissan plans to build six of the all-new LEAF NISMO RC vehicles to deploy around the world, so that fans can experience the power and excitement firsthand.