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Nissan: Nissan to make story this weekend with a all-new LEAF NISMO RC electric competition automobile during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – This weekend, a Nissan Micra Cup will kickoff a fifth deteriorate in Bowmanville between May 17-19, where a LEAF NISMO RC will be in movement on a foe lane as a central gait automobile for a 2019 Nissan Micra Cup series.

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric foe automobile with some-more than double a limit energy and torque outlay of a predecessor, was denounced final Nov in Tokyo. This will be a initial time in a story of motorsports presented in a Canadian or North American array that a 100 per cent electric automobile will take to a track.

“As a colonize of a world’s initial mass-market electric vehicle, we during Nissan are anxious to benefaction a automobile that has a intensity to expostulate towards a new epoch of motorsport,” says Steve Milette, boss of Nissan Canada Inc. “The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is a manuscript of zero-emission care and Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It has unimaginable power, that is sourced directly from a record of a Nissan LEAF on a roads today. we am anxious that motorsport fans will get to see this energy in movement on a foe lane as it leads a procession of Micra Cup foe cars this weekend.” 

Nissan Micra Cup fans will be means to see a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC up-close in a paddock, and declare it in movement on a lane during 3 categorical events of a 2019 Micra Cup season:

  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: May 17-19
  • Circuit Trois-Rivières: Aug 9-11
  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Aug 23-25

The car, that was grown by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with a foe record know-how, debuted during a annual NISMO Festival during Fuji International Speedway final December, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric foe car.

With twin electric motors, all-wheel-drive and an aggressive, restyled physique shape, a purpose-built automobile demonstrates how Nissan’s electric automobile record can broach sparkling nonetheless quiet, zero-emission energy – a pivotal member of a company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. The indication is versed with modernized battery record and drivetrain components from a Nissan LEAF, a world’s best-selling electric car.

Nissan built 6 all-new LEAF NISMO RC vehicles to muster around a world, so that fans can knowledge a energy and fad firsthand.

The apex of electric power, now with all-wheel-drive

Powering a all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are dual electric motors during conflicting ends of a chassis. The motors furnish 322 horsepower (161 each) and 472 pound-feet of present torque to a wheels. They some-more than double a limit energy and a torque outlay of a prior LEAF NISMO RC, that was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain record sourced from a new Nissan LEAF embody a high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters.

A new all-wheel-drive complement gives a LEAF NISMO RC a superb cornering prowess. Power is managed exclusively to any axle, now provision torque to a tire with a many hold to let a automobile intrigue fast and well around a track. Similar to a prior model, framework weight change has been optimized by a midship plcae of a battery pack, with a electric motors and inverters ideally placed over a front and back tires.

The LEAF NISMO RC facilities a crowd of lightweight components and a full carbonfiber racing monocoque structure, permitting it to tip a beam during usually 1,220 kilograms. The power-to-weight ratio formula in an considerable opening of 0 to 100 kph in usually 3.4 seconds – 50% quicker than a prior model.

Race-ready styling

While a extraneous of a all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is spiritually formed on a strange LEAF NISMO RC, it sports a some-more assertive exterior. A prolonged hood and Nissan’s signature V-motion grille prominence a totally restyled front end. The particular china and black paint intrigue with NISMO red accents – identical to a Nissan Formula E automobile – make a LEAF NISMO RC seem like it’s in consistent motion, even when sitting still during the
starting line.

The car’s three-piece bodywork includes removable front and back sections, bound windows, LED headlights and tail lights, and an tractable back wing for ideal downforce on a tarmac. The indication is somewhat longer than a predecessor, with an altogether length of 4,546 millimeters and a wheelbase that measures 2,750 millimeters. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC sits far-reaching and low to a ground, with a wind-cutting form measuring usually 1,212 millimeters from roof to highway – some-more than 300 millimeters reduction than the
prolongation Nissan LEAF.

The Nissan Micra Cup races on MICRA CUP TV

For those who can't attend a event, races will be promote live on a array YouTube channel on Saturday during 10:05 a.m. and Sunday during 3:30 p.m. on In addition, a array will post mixed live video interviews and weekend footage on their Facebook page via a event.

Social media calm will be uploaded frequently in English and French on a central Nissan Micra Cup Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully revisit a central array website

To follow on amicable media:
Facebook: Coupe Nissan Micra Cup
Instagram: @nissanmicracup
Twitter: @CoupeMicra
Youtube: MicraCupTV

Nissan Micra Cup on a track:

  • Practice session: Friday, May 17, 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • Qualifying: Friday, May 17, 3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • First race: Saturday, May 18, 10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • Second race: Sunday, May 19, 3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

2019 Nissan Micra Cup Calendar:

  • May 17- 19: Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • June 1 -2: Kyle Nash Memorial, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario
  • July 26 – 28 : Summer Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  • Aug 9 – 11 : Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Aug 23 – 25: NASCAR Weekend, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • Sept 27 – 29: Fall Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec


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About a Nissan Micra Cup
Presented by JD Promotion Compétition in partnership with Nissan Canada, a Nissan Micra Cup is now in a fifth season. This exclusive-to-Canada array is comprised of 6 foe weekends in Ontario and Quebec. From May to September, drivers contest in Nissan Micra bottom indication S cars that – in loyal spec array character – are versed identically, permitting a many gifted drivers to mount out. The array is directed during immature karting drivers, a normal Canadian looking for any entrance indicate into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to knowledge a adrenaline rush of a race. All in all, a Nissan Micra Cup is done for motorsport enthusiasts looking for a disturb and fad of a race, but carrying to spend impracticable amounts of money.

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully revisit a website

About a Nissan Micra
In 2014, a Nissan Micra returned to Canada after 23 years as an all-new model, charity Canadians unbeatable value with a lowest starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in Canada. The Micra is easy to expostulate and park, interjection to glorious all-round prominence and branch radius, electric energy steering and a energy to weight ratio that surprises. Powering a front-wheel expostulate Micra is a DOHC 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine rated during 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft. of torque @ 4,400 rpm.

About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is a Canadian sales, selling and placement auxiliary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI was a initial Japanese-based automaker to incorporate in Canada in 1965, and now directly employs 306 full-time staff opposite offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 208 eccentric Nissan dealerships, including 81 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 114 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 42 INFINITI retailers opposite Canada.

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About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line automobile manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI andDatsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric automobile in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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