The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an incredible electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.
The car, was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will officially debut on Dec. 2 at the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric race car.
Here’s 7 things you need to know about the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC:
1. 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.
2. Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis. The motors produce 240 kilowatts combined (120 kW each) and an astounding 640 Nm of instant torque to the wheels.
3. The two electric motors produce more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous LEAF NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011.
4. Power is managed independently to each axle, instantly supplying torque to the tire with the most grip to let the car maneouvre quickly and efficiently around the track.
5. The LEAF NISMO RC features a multitude of lightweight components and a full carbon-fiber racing monocoque structure, allowing it to tip the scales at just 1,220 kilograms.
6. The car’s three-piece bodywork includes removable front and rear sections, fixed windows, LED headlights and tail lights, and an adjustable rear wing for ideal downforce on the tarmac.
7. 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.