The all-wheel-drive zero-emission Leaf NISMO RC shows off the raw power and performance of Nissan’s electric vehicle technology.
December 13, 2018
The all-new Nissan Leaf NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, as been announced.
The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, officially made its debut on December 2 at the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric racecar.
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 – a key component of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.
The model is equipped with advanced battery technology and drivetrain components from the Nissan Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric car.
Nissan plans to build six all-new Leaf NISMO RC vehicles to deploy around the world, so that fans can experience the power and excitement firsthand.
Powering the all-new Nissan Leaf NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis.
They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous Leaf NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011.
A new all-wheel-drive system gives the Leaf NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess. Power is managed independently to each axle, instantly supplying torque to the tire with the most grip to let the car manoeuvre quickly and efficiently around the track.
The Leaf NISMO RC features a multitude of lightweight components and a full carbon fibre racing monocoque structure, allowing it to tip the scales at just 1,220 kg. The power-to-weight ratio results in an impressive performance of zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds – 50 per cent quicker than the previous model.