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NisGo! Latest Leaf turns up with 240kW and RC badge

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC debuts at Ricardo Tormo
  • ‘E’ in ‘EV’ ‘stands for exciting electric mobility
  • Motorsport showcases dual-motor technology
OH BOY, NISSAN GOES SUPERHOT: This is the new Nissan Leaf Nismo RC – all-wheel drive, more range, and race-car progress. Image: Nissan

VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan’s ”world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience” have been displayed at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain in the new, all-wheel drive, two-motor, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC (above).

Say after me: ”Wow!”

It’s said to be ”an exhilarating showcase of the power, innovation, and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology”. Certainly it looks seriously stunning…

More from Nissan: ”The Leaf Nismo RC has more than double the maximum power and torque of its 2011 predecessor that was based on the first-generation Leaf. The electric power/torque is listed as 240kW/640Nm and – being electric – is instantly available.

RIGHT ON THE BUTTONS: Control centre for the lastest Nissan Leaf. Image: Nissan

”Acceleration to 100km/h will take 3.4 seconds.”

The Nismo RC will be a mobile test bed for future evolution, its maker says, and ”showcases the limitless potential of Nissan electric vehicles”.

BASED ON ROAD CAR

It explores what can be achieved with aImagen all-electric twin-motor and all-wheel-drive drivetrain, expressing Nissan’s dedication to continually evolve and improve its EV models for drivers worldwide.

The Leaf Nismo RC shares tech with the original 2010 Leaf road car (450 000 sold worldwide!), as Michael Carcamo, Nissan’s global motorsport director, told The Corner: “Nissan’s experience as a pioneer in electric road vehicles, combined with Nismo’s 60+ years of motorsport innovation, led to this unique car.

NOW WE’RE TALKING: The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is even more stunning in profile. Image: Nissan

“The ‘E’ in ‘EV’ also stands for ‘Exciting’ so we created the Leaf Nismo RC – a car that amplifies the fun-to-drive aspect of electric mobility.”

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The power train in the Leaf e+ is said to have 40% better range than the standard cars, so that would take it to around 350km and continues with Nissan’s ProPilot techyand ‘e-Pedal’ that allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate, and stop using only the what is normally the accelerator pedal.

NISSAN LEAF NISMO RC: Amazing power and one-pedal control. Image: Supplied

Sounds a bit boring to The Corner but, whatever, Helen Perry, Nissan Europe’s head of electric vehicles, told us: “Anybody who’s driven a Leaf knows it’s fun to drive. The Leaf+ adds more excitement with an amazing 160kW motor which – combined with a bigger battery and the e-Pedal – makes the Leaf even more exhilarating.”

Want more info about the Nissal Leaf e+? Click here.

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