You’re looking at the future of automobile racing. It doesn’t have an engine, uses no gas, and instead of roaring around the track, glides almost silently by. It’s the world’s first 100% electric, no-tailpipe, track-ready race car – the NISMO RC.
Like the production Nissan LEAF™ on which it’s based, the NISMO RC (RC stands for “Racing Competition”) is powered by electricity, which is stored in its revolutionary lithium-ion batteries. The NISMO RC has no trunk, no rear doors or seats, carpets, navi, or any other conventional amenities. To lighten it, the 3-piece body is manufactured from carbon-fiber. The silhouette is low and wide, and the massive tail is designed to create significant downforce, keeping the car stable and glued to the track.
In terms of performance, you’re not likely to see it on many tracks just yet. Though it has 100% instant torque just like the LEAF, the NISMO RC’s sustainable performance capabilities are still being developed. The NISMO RC is in Europe now, but keep an eye out for its return to the United States this fall.
Electric racing classes are already springing up, most recently at the Pike’s Peak hillclimb, where Chad Hord raced his Nissan LEAF to victory. In other words, it’s just a matter of time before “the new car” becomes “the new race car.” For more information about this amazing racecar or how to buy your own “street-legal” Nissan LEAF, visit Nalley Nissan today!