Who says that race cars have to be loud? Isn’t silence actually more intimidating and more deadly? Nissan is putting that idea to the test this weekend on the Clipsal 500 racetrack in Adelaide, South Australia, where the LEAF NISMO RC, the world’s very first all-electric race car, will make its racing debut. You’ll barely here the LEAF NISMO RC as it makes its speedy turns around the truck, especially racing against gas-powered supercars like the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar and Nissan GT-R road car in the “Nissan Time Attack”—but the statement of the LEAF’s prowess and power will be loud and convincing.
“The Nissan LEAF is changing the way we drive on the roads, with more than 100,000 zero-emission LEAF vehicles already sold worldwide,” Jeff Fisher, Nissan Motorsport’s General Manager in Australia, said. “And the LEAF RC is NISMO’s translation of that innovation to the race track – demonstrating high levels of torque and grip – all without the direct use of fossil fuel energy.”
While you won’t be able to race your own LEAF around an Australian race track against other awesome Nissans (probably), we won’t keep you from dreaming about it. Come see us at 171 Nissan and live your Nissan LEAF dreams today!