NISMO Nissan Leaf RC

Photo Credit: Nissan's racing

23 November 2019

Mississauga, Ontario. –The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, the most thrilling expression yet of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, will be displayed at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto. This marks the first time the LEAF NISMO RC will be on display at a major auto show, following its debut at the NISMO Festival, and display at CES 2019.

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO. Using its racing know-how, NISMO created an exciting way to show the potential of Nissan’s zero-emission technology – a key component of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.

Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis. The motors produce 322 combined horsepower (161 horsepower each) and an astounding 472-lb. ft. of instant torque to the wheels. They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous LEAF NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters. A new all-wheel-drive system gives the LEAF NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess.

A long hood and Nissan’s signature V-motion grille highlight the totally restyled front end. The distinctive silver-and-black paint scheme with NISMO red accents – similar to the Nissan Formula E car – make the LEAF NISMO RC seem like it’s in constant motion, even when sitting still at the starting line.

“The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is the pinnacle of electric power, and the team at NISMO has done a fantastic job of creating a new expression of motorsport through this formidable-looking, zero-emission race car,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada.