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Nissan Unleashes All-New LEAF NISMO RC Electric Race Car!

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.

The unveiling took place at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC  features dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape and 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 best-selling electric car.

“The all-new 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 Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan's global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles. “It’s our most thrilling expression yet of the philosophy of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

In total 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 first-hand.

Two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis power the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC and produce 240 kW combined (120 kW each) with an outstanding 640nM of instant torque to the wheels. They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous NISMO LEAF RC, which was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters.

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. Similar to the previous model, chassis weight balance has been optimized by the mid-ship location of the battery pack, with the electric motors and inverters ideally placed over the front and rear tire.

It also 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 kph (0-62mph) in just 3.4 seconds – 50% quicker than the previous model.

The exterior of the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is spiritually based on the original LEAF NISMO RC but sports a more aggressive exterior. Featuring the V motion grille and a long hood highlighting the totally restyled front end. The distinctive silver and black paint scheme with NISMO red accents – similar to the Nissan Formula E car- making the LEAF NISMO RC seem like it’s in constant motion, even when sitting still at the starting line.

The car’s three-piece bodywork includes removable front and rear sections, fixed windows, LED headlights and taillights and an adjustable rear wing for ideal downforce on the tarmac. The model is slightly longer than its predecessor, with an overall length of 4,546mm and a wheelbase that measures 2,750mm. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC sits wide and low to the ground with its wind-cutting form measuring only 1,212mm from roof to road – more than 300mm less than the production Nissan LEAF.

Click here to find out more about the Nissan electric range. 

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