Video: Nissan Leaf Owners Go Autocrossing

The instant and incredible torque produced by electric motors can produce some fun cars, such as the Tesla Roadster…though right now most automakers seem more concerned with range, not speed. But that hasn’t stopped some Nissan Leaf owners from taking their electric cars out on to the track for a little test and tune.

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Update: Street-Legal ERA Shaves 57 sec. Off EV 'Ring Record

Two months ago, the Finnish electric ERA set a record for the fastest street-legal EV around the Nurburgring, clocking in at 9 minutes 40 seconds. It has set a new record, covering the 13 miles in just 8 minutes 43 seconds and reaching a top speed of 148 mph – 57 seconds faster than it was last August.

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