New Nissan Electric Race Car, The Leaf Nismo RC Launched!
Nissan has come out with a Nismo RC electric race car concept. Which will be responsible to produce 322bhp and 472lb ft of torque. However, this new tuned leaf produced is the second race racing arm by Nissan. In fact, it will be capable to achieve 0-62mph in 3.4seconds. Which is twice faster than the predecessor from 2011.
This speed is just because of the use of dual electric motors and all-wheel drive feature. However, there will be a total of six cars for the testing purpose which will be tested in various events including Formula E race events. Nissan VP Daniele Schillachi said, “they are aiming more higher in terms of raw power and performance- which will make electric cars exiting for customers.”
The race Leaf is having a drivetrain system based on the road version. Having lithium-ion batteries and inverters. While the 4-wheel drive can send the power independently to the axle.Although, the weight of the car will be 1220kg. In fact, because of the use of carbon fiber monocoque and lightweight components, the weight is reduced to 1220kg.
There is also an enhancement in the body of the car. There is an extension of the length of race version to 4546mm. The wheelbase will be of 2750mm. However, the ground clearance is less of about 1212mm with a reduction of 300mm from the road version.
The Leaf Nismo RC is launched with the launch of their new Formula E team. However, the Japanese firm took over e.dams which is assigned by alliance partner Renault. The British racer Oliver Rowland will partner Sebastien Buemi in the team for an all-electric championship of 2018/19 season. This season will start from December 15 in Saudi Arabia.