The electric car from Nissan LEAF is still a year away from its launch site, but already in full swing in some international markets – and now the sheet is preparing to make its debut on the track.
Far from bolting on some larger wheels and stiffer suspension, the Nissan NISMO advanced FOIL RC (Racing competition, not Remote Control) is a pilot scale modified and reformulated.
The most obvious is its monocoque body 170 mm wider carbon fiber, but the leaf RC NISMO also has a wheelbase of 100 mm shorter, thanks to the removal of the rear doors.
Despite the shorter distance between the axles, the racing sheet is 20 mm longer than the global delivery model.
The pilot power is also a huge 350 mm shorter from top to bottom than the regular sheet, with only 60 mm between the road and the bottom of the car.
All this leads to massive weight loss: in just 938 kg, the race of the leaf is about 40 percent lighter than the version roadgoing.
Energy for Advanced Film NISMO is provided by a mid-mounted lithium-ion battery and an AC synchronous electric motor, producing 80kW and 280nm of torque.
The race in sheet that will not be breaking any records track, but with a time of 0-100km / h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 150 kmh, it is a good deal faster than the normal model (tested internationally in about 10 seconds).
The NISMO sheet is expected to appear in a series of race events this year, and Nissan is understood as the development of a series of races to support the project.
Nissan says that, in full race conditions, the NISMO sheet should be good for about 20 minutes driving time.
This is a short race, or some very long pit stops.