The Nismo Concept version of the latest Leaf has a sporty exterior designed by Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division. The application of Nismo racing technology to the electric car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the Leaf’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features Nismo’s signature red accents, creating a high-performance feel.
On the road, the Leaf Nismo Concept is said to offer a truly exciting drive. This is thanks to a sport-tuned suspension and high-performance tyres, not to mention a custom-tuned computer that delivers instant acceleration at all speeds. The prototype combines the environmentally friendly character of an electric car with the thrilling driving experience that’s always been a hallmark of the Nismo brand.
Launched in September, the new Leaf comes with the latest iteration of Nissan’s ProPilot single-lane autonomous driving technology. It also includes ProPilot Park, the first technology in a Japanese-made vehicle to help drivers park by automatically controlling the accelerator, brakes, steering, shift changing and parking brake. Another feature of the latest Leaf is e-Pedal, which lets the driver start, accelerate, decelerate, stop and hold the car by using only the accelerator pedal.
The Leaf Nismo will be at Nissan’s booth in the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, which is open to the public from 27 October to 5 November.
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