Here is a Japanese ad of the Nissan LEAF, which highlights its lively acceleration.

LEAF does 0-60 mph in around 10 seconds, which ain't bad, although it's a little too high to be in sports car territory..

There are other approaches to presenting the LEAF in Japan (all released in recent months on Nissan's YouTube channel), sadly without English subtitles:

Some of them are focused around autonomous drive: