NISMO CONCEPT REVEALS A DIFFERENT SIDE TO NISSAN LEAF

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

12.05.2011

, TOKYO, Japan

NISMO CONCEPT REVEALS A DIFFERENT SIDE TO NISSAN LEAF

Nissan’s motorsports multiplication gives a world’s best-selling 0 glimmer automobile a quick highway automobile treatment
  • Nismo Concept shows a sporty side of LEAF
  • Full physique pack enhances character and…
  • increases downforce for highway hugging performance
  • LED front lighting accentuates clarity of motion
  • Second Nismo Concept, following Nissan Juke Nismo Concept

Nismo, a eminent motorsports arm of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has suggested a second highway automobile judgment during this years Tokyo Motor Show. This time it’s a award-winning, game-changing, Nissan Leaf EV that has come underneath a Nismo spotlight.

With 20,000 examples sole globally given a finish of 2010 and with dual general awards to a name, a Nissan LEAF has valid 0 glimmer mobility is a unsentimental reality. Now comes a Nissan LEAF Nismo Concept to uncover that electric vehicles can interest to a heart usually as most as to a head.

Central to a Concept is a stylish physique kit, that gives LEAF a eloquent new look. But a modifications have been done with some-more than usually conform in mind – they play a poignant aerodynamic role, generating additional downforce during speed to raise LEAF’s doing and grip.

The vital elements of a pack are a front aero bumper, behind underneath protector, behind diffuser, extended side sills and 18-inch amalgamate wheels. The front fender incorporates LED lighting that is organised transversely to intensify a clarity of motion.

The physique pack has been combined as an prolongation of a `smart fluidity’ judgment that done a customary LEAF. It harmonises with LEAF’s worldly design, that endows a automobile with modernized aerodynamic and acoustic properties, and takes advantage of a pattern freedoms of a EV layout: with no required engine to cover, a hood line is most reduce and some-more streamlined.

Extended side sills and a deeper bumpers front and behind emphasize LEAF’s low centre of sobriety – done probable by a siting of a car’s lithium-ion batteries underneath a newcomer cell – as good as handling atmosphere upsurge over a physique for a additional downforce. Unlike a customary car, that runs on 16-inch wheels, The Nissan LEAF Nismo Concept has 18-inch rims with reduce form tyres for combined grip.

Nismo has left LEAF’s electric drivetrain untouched. One of a facilities of a manly 80kW AC engine is a present supply of full torque (280Nm)… and that provides acceleration that is honestly electrifying. It reaches 100 km/h in reduction than 7 seconds and can scurry on to a tip speed of 145 km/h.

LEAF’s lithium-ion battery, that comprises 48 modules, provides a intensity operation of 175km (NEDC mode) and can be recharged to full ability overnight from a domestic electricity supply. It can also be charged to 80 per cent ability in usually 30 minutes, regulating a Quick Charger.

“Nissan LEAF has shown that 0 glimmer mobility is no longer a dream though a reality. The Nismo Concept not usually proves a dark intensity of Nissan LEAF though also adds even some-more fad and appetite to LEAF, delivering a guilt-free nonetheless refreshing pushing knowledge that can be enjoyed by each automobile enthusiast,” pronounced Hideaki Watanabe, Corporate Vice President, Nissan Motor Company and conduct of a company’s electric automobile business unit.

The Concept is not a initial LEAF constructed by Nismo. In Apr 2010, Nissan suggested a LEAF Nismo RC, an out and-out electric racing car, during a New York Motor Show. Although pity a identical conformation to a customary highway car, a LEAF Nismo RC has a three-piece CO twine bodywork with removable front and behind sections trustworthy to a executive monocoque tub.

The framework has double wishbone cessation front and rear, while a racing certification are underlined by a vast wing bolted to a back.

Lower, shorter and lighter than a customary automobile and with rear- rather than front-wheel drive, a LEAF Nismo RC does, however, share dual critical components with both LEAF and LEAF Nismo Concept – a customary 80kW electric engine and a finish miss of a tailpipe.

About Nismo
Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd (Nismo) was determined in 1984 essentially to demeanour after Nissan’s engine competition activities. Nismo now operates during a top levels of GT and sports automobile racing, including Japan’s domestic SUPER GT array as good as tellurian campaigns in a FIA GT1 World Championship, a Le Mans 24 Hours, a Le Mans array and a Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC).

In 2011, Nismo-developed Nissan GT-R racecars won a driver’s and group titles in SUPER GT and a drivers pretension in a FIA GT1 World Championship, while Nismo-developed engines won LMP2 category during a Le Mans 24 Hours, and took LMP2 category titles in a ILMC and Le Mans Series. Nismo also won a motorist and a group titles in a National category of a All-Japan Formula 3 championship.

Nismo connects with a supporters by a hugely-popular Nismo Festival, sketch upwards of 30,000 fans to a annual year-end extravaganza. The festival represents “Nissan Racing DNA” and facilities a cars and stars from Nissan’s sporting past, as good as examples of a stream racecars.

Contact

Francois Crisias
Zero Emissions/EV Communications
fcrisias@nissan-europe.com
+ 33 1 72 67 67 61

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