Nissan Leaf Nismo RC debuts in Europe

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Nissan’s Leaf Nismo RC has made its European debut at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.

The new Leaf Nismo RC boasts more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, which was based on the first-generation Leaf and revealed in 2011.

Drawing on the manufacturer’s experience in EV powertrain systems and motorsport experience, the all-wheel-drive EV delivers 322hp and 640Nm of instantly available torque, achieving a 3.4 second 0-100km/h sprint.

The latest Leaf Nismo RC will act as a testbed for future technological advances and will showcase the potential of Nissan EVs. Exploring what can be achieved with an all-electric twin-motor and all-wheel-drive drivetrain.

“Nissan’s experience as a pioneer in electric vehicles for the road, combined with Nismo’s 60-plus years of motorsport innovation, led to the conception of a unique car,” said Michael Carcamo, Nissan global motorsport director.

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