NISMO Offering Japanese Nissan Leaf Owners Increased Mileage, Performance

While nobody will ever accuse the first-generation Nissan Leaf of being a sports car, a few magazines and test drivers have shown that some small modifications can make a big difference on this little EV. NISMO, Nissan’s in-house performance shop, is offering Japanese customers suspension and motor control modifications that make the Leaf a sportier version of itself.

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Nissan Prepping All-Electric 24 Hours Of Le Mans Racer?

It’s hard to believe that it is already March, and in a few short months the 24 Hours of Le Mans will once again race into the history books. There’s a lot of talk about this year’s famous endurance race, including what car Nissan will contribute to the experimental “Garage 56”. With Nissan no longer backing the DeltaWing racer, rumor has it that the Japanese automaker could field a pure-electric race car.

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Video: Nissan Leaf Owners Go For A Ride In An Electric Race Car

The perception that electric cars are slow and boring isn’t entirely off, at least if you’re talking about the Nissan Leaf. It’s a car built for basic transportation; nothing more, nothing less. But if you take that same electric powertrain, and drop it into a lightweight electric race car, now you’re cooking with electrons. The NISMO RC racer is proof positive that EVs don’t have to be boring, as these Nissan Leaf owners found out.

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