The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC will be officially debuted at the annual NISMO festival at Fuji International Speedway on December 2nd, where it will be driven to the limit by professional racing drivers for fans to watch.
The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is a great-looking EV racer
The mechanical setup for the Leaf Nismo RC is very different to what you find in the regular Leaf. But there's clearly potential, as proven by this, the all-new Leaf Nismo RC. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters.
Revealed in Tokyo this week, the new Leaf NISMO RC uses two electric motors to power all four wheels. The vehicle also features torque vectoring on each axle, with the ability to send output to the wheel that has the most grip.More news: Amazon Launches Quantum Ledger Database and Managed Blockchain
As before, the new Leaf NISMO RC is more than a one-off concept, as Nissan says it plans to build six examples and send them to various events around the world.
Each motor drives front and rear axles making it effectively all-wheel-drive in comparison and it can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just about 3.4 seconds - about 3.45 seconds quicker than the previous model.More news: Trump ex-campaign chair Manafort faces March sentencing on conspiracy charges
Its construction features a number of lightweight components including a full carbon-fibre monocoque structure, which contributes to its 1,220kg curb weight.
On the outside, the Leaf Nismo RC sports a unique version of Nissan's V-motion grill, an adjustable rear wing and a two-tone silver and black paint scheme with signature red highlights. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC sits wide and low to the ground, with its wind-cutting form measuring only 1,212 millimeters from roof to road-more than 300 millimeters less than the production Nissan LEAF. Sitting at the front and rear of the auto are a pair of 120 kW (161 hp) electric motors, which combine to churn out a total output of 240 kW (322 hp) and a titanic 640 Nm of torque.More news: Donald Trump Hopeful of G20 U.S.-China Trade Deal