The Nissan LEAF Nismo is a performance version of the LEAF - which unfortunately is only available in Japan at the moment.

The Nismo package brings mostly a new, more aggressive aero package (that we kinda like), but also a reprogrammed/sport tuned VCM (Vehicle Control Module).

Cost for a full conversion?  About $10,000

Behold: The Nismo-Spec VCM - But Does It Actually Do Anything?

Behold: The Nismo-Spec VCM - But Does It Actually Do Anything?

The question is, "Is the carbon fibred, skirted-up, chipped Nismo LEAF any faster?"  Watch the video and find out.  Our own test of the 'standard' US-spec LEAF returned a time of 10.4 seconds to 60 mph (96.5 kmh).

Nissan LEAF Nismo Spec (in Japan of course)

Nissan LEAF Nismo Spec (in Japan of course)

Well Gosh, How Cool Is The Logo On The Nismo LEAF? Why Can't We Have <em>This</em> Outside Japan?

Well Gosh, How Cool Is The Logo On The Nismo LEAF? Why Can't We Have This Outside Japan?

Hat tip to offib!