After announcing the 2018 Nissan Leaf in September, Nissan hinted that a Nismo variant was on the way to tap into a rather different electric car market. Now we've learned that a Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept is headed to the Tokyo Motor Show later in October, and that it will be more than just a styling statement. DON'T MISS: World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept In typical Nismo fashion, the Leaf Nismo Concept will focus on driving excitement through a custom-tuned computer which is said to deliver instant acceleration at all speeds. In addition to software...
Nissan's Electric Le Mans Car Tested By Gamer-Turned-Racer
Nissan has chosen Spanish video game to race-car driver sensation Lucas Ordóñez to test and develop the ZEOD RC electric race car ahead of its Le Mans debut next year. Ordóñez made his climb to fame by winning the inaugural Nissan GT Academy--a competition set up by...Antony Ingram
Nissan Unveils ZEOD Electric Race Car Prototype At Le Mans
The 24 Heures du Mans endurance race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in France, is the world's most famous endurance car race. It's also a hotbed of automotive technology development. So while Audi's dominance and the sad loss of competitor Allan Simonsen in the weekend's race dominated the on-track...Antony Ingram
Nismo Offers To 'Chip' Your Leaf Electric Car For Better Performance
Nice vehicle though the 2013 Nissan Leaf is, it's just a little... tame, for some people. Those people may be intrigued to know that in Japan at least, there's an option to give it a little more performance. We've covered the Nissan Leaf tuned by NISMO (for NISsan MOtorsport) previously, but the...Antony Ingram
Nissan Leaf Nismo Confirmed For Production, But Only In Japan
Usable, practical and competent the Nissan Leaf may be, but few would describe it as an exciting vehicle. Perhaps NISMO, Nissan's Japanese tuning arm and creator of hot versions of the firm's many performance cars, will change that when a tweaked version begins production in the summer. Sadly, U.S...Antony Ingram
Nissan Gives 2012 Leaf Sporty Makeover, Announces 2012 Leaf Nismo
Admit it: You like the 2012 Nissan Leaf, but you yearn for the extra performance and sporting pedigree of Nissan’s custom-built, mid-engined, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC race car. Sadly, you’re unlikely to ever be given the chance to own your very own Nissan Leaf Nismo RC, but Nissan has just...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Blue light bathed the concept car in the corner before Nissan launched its 2012 Versa sedan at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. The images were so striking we thought we'd bring you a photo gallery of Nissan's electric race-car concept, just so you can see it from all angles, looking like nothing so much as a nightclub display. The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, to nod to its full name, is a rear-wheel-drive version of the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car that's been heavily modified for racing. It's 40 percent lighter, clearly stripped out and radically lowered, using an 80-kilowatt motor...