Result: Nismo Leaf RC, an all electric, all wheel drive race car.

Nissan Leaf, first mass produced electric car in the world is not really a sport car, nor has ever been one. Unless it comes into the hands of Nissan’s performance department Nismo. They known to be able to transform pretty much any Nissan car and give it a touch of sportiness. Leaf is no exception, but what have they done with it looks like a real deal.

Previously, Nismo has already overhauled the first generation of Leaf, but it was nowhere near as powerful as its successor, which is going to be officially revealed to public tomorrow in Tokyo. 240 kilowatts is going to be a total power output from a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Still, Nismo Leaf RC weighs only 1.220 kilograms, which results in outstanding performances. For instance, the car accelerates from 0-100 kilometers per hour in 3,4 seconds, 50 percent faster than its predecessor.

“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.”

The best thing about this ‘concept’ is that it will not stay in the concept version only. Instead, Nissan is planning to produce further five examples that will help with promoting electric cars and present its potential to the fans.

Dec. 1, 2018 Driving photo: Nissan

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