Second-generation Nissan Leaf turned into a racing electric carNovember 30, 2018
Japanese brand showed new Nissan Leaf Nismo RC
Nissan introduced the new generation Leaf Nismo RC electric car. The car was shown to the public at the Nissan Crossing Exhibition Center in Tokyo. The racing debut of the car, built on Leaf units of the second generation, will take place on December 2 at the Fuji Speedway circuit. In total it is planned to collect six such electric cars.
The design of the new Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is a combination of carbon fiber monocoque and lightweight composites panels. The weight of the electric car is 1220 kilograms. For example, the 1244-strong hyper car Hennessey Venom GT weighs the same amount. With a length of 4546 millimeters and a wheelbase of 2,750 millimeters in height, the Leaf Nismo RC has a total of 1,220 millimeters — 300 millimeters lower than the usual Leaf.
On each axis of the electric vehicle is installed on the electric motor. The total power of the power plant is 240 kilowatts (equivalent to 326 horsepower) and 640 Nm of torque. Batteries and inverters are borrowed from the serial machine. From zero to one hundred kilometers per hour, the new Leaf Nismo RC accelerates in 3.4 seconds. The previous machine took 6.85 seconds.
Presented in 2012, Leaf Nismo RC based on Leaf first generation was also built on a carbon chassis and equipped with an electric motor from a conventional car. Its power was 80 kilowatts (109 horsepower) and 280 Nm of torque. Two-door batteries could be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
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