Nissan’s expertise in electric vehicles and motorsport experience have come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – a showcase of “the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology”. The all-wheel-drive LEAF NISMO RC boasts more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, which was based on the first-generation LEAF and revealed in 2011.
Delivering 318 bhp and 472 ft lb of instantly available torque, the LEAF NISMO RC can accelerate from 0-100km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds.
The latest LEAF NISMO RC acts as a testbed for future technological evolution and showcases the potential of Nissan electric vehicles. It explores what can be achieved with an all-electric twin-motor and all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
The LEAF NISMO RC shares its technology with the LEAF road car – the world’s most popular EV with 450,000 sold since 2010, and touches down in Europe for the first time at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.
“Nissan’s experience as a pioneer in electric vehicles for the road, combined with NISMO’s 60-plus years of motorsport innovation, led to the conception of a unique car,” said Michael Carcamo, Nissan Global Motorsport Director.
“For Nissan, the ‘E’ in ‘EV’ also stands for ‘Exciting’. Putting this philosophy front and centre, we created the LEAF NISMO RC. It amplifies the fun-to-drive aspect of electric mobility, raising the thrills offered by EVs to a new level,” Michael added.