Video: Nissan LEAF Nismo RC Hot Laps

4 years ago by Mark Kane 3

Nissan LEAF Nismo RC

Nissan LEAF Nismo RC

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC was one of many models on hand at the Nissan 360 motoring event in southern California

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC was one of many models on hand at the Nissan 360 motoring event in southern California

At the Nissan 360 motoring event in southern California, Nissan prepped a LEAF NISMO RC prototype for on-track tests.

Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga—the man who is also in charge of the CHAdeMO Association—was one of the drivers who took the all-electric racer based on the LEAF for a few hot laps. On video, it seems that Toshiyuki Shiga couldn’t stop smiling.

“Some have called the LEAF RC, which debuted at the New York Motor Show in 2011, the future of racing, but COO Shiga says it embodies the most important attribute for any vehicle: It’s fun to drive.”

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3 responses to "Video: Nissan LEAF Nismo RC Hot Laps"

  1. Jay Cole says:

    There must be an unwritten rule at Renault-Nissan that all executives must race cars or be in racing jump suits at least once a month.

  2. zilm says:

    they should sell this car

  3. Warren says:

    I think it is amazingly stupid of the car companies to add a bunch of weight from sound-deadening, only to have to add electronic chimes! That may sell cars to librarians, but really turns off car people.