While interesting from a technical standpoint, the Nissan Leaf electric car isn’t quite Speedhunters material. It looks like that might be changing as Nissan has developed a racing version of the EV known as the Leaf Nismo RC that will be shown at the New York Auto Show this week.
Developed with the help of engineers from Nismo’s Super GT and GT1 programs, the RC Leaf features a two-door carbon fiber body, a relocated and tweaked electric motor that makes 107hp and 207 ft lbs of torque. Looks-wise, you can’t certainly see the Nismo DNA in this thing!
With a goal of introducing its EV technology to the motorsport world, I’d say Nissan has taken a step in the right direction.