Nissan Leaf Getting NISMO Version, But Only For Japan

Slow. Boring. Practical. The Nissan Leaf is all of these things, though the true performance potential of this Japanese EV has yet to be tapped. But a rumored NISMO version of the Nissan Leaf could inject some much-needed excitement into the Leaf lineup…but only if you live in Japan.

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Video: Nissan Leaf NISMO Races Tesla Roadster

Earlier this month in Japan, the stars aligned and two of the fastest electric track cars in the world converged at the Sportsland Sugo Circuit. I am talking of course about Nissans Leaf NISMO RC Competizone and the Tesla Roadster. It was a 27 minute race of epic electric proportions, but there can be only one…

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Video: Nissan Leaf NISMO RC Gets Its Gymkhana On

If you’re a motorsports fan like me, you’ve probably heard the term “Gymkhana.” It’s a type of racing that involves lots of drifting and driving around obstacles in a fun, less-than-serious way. It became an Internet sensation thanks to driver Ken Block, who is looking to make a legitimate sport out of it. Even the race version of the Nissan Leaf got into the action, and it sure as hell looks fun.

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