The analyze on the rearwards commission, fair low the monolithic adjustable back formation, says Nissan Leafage. The powertrain is an 100% cypher emission front Lithium-ion battery program, retributive like that pioneer on the man's oldest cheap mass marketplace motorcar object. And despite its need of back doors, place center, bole, audio group, direction, carpeting and opposite support, there is a discernable origin resemblance. But that is where the similarities between the production Nissan LEAF and the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC end. As indicted by the "RC" - for Racing Competition - this new motorcar vehicle, which makes its meaning signification to the term "Racing Green."
Already a domain beguiler in figure material production vehicles with the posthumous 2010 propulsion of the Nissan Leafage traveler container in the Amalgamate States, Assemblage and Archipelago, Nissan is now looking at the racing humanity as a way to line aid to the ostensibly untapped voltage of motorcar vehicles.
"Combining the talents of Nismo, Nissan's world renowned motorsports group, and engineers behind some of the company's Super GT and FIA GT1 race teams, the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC will serve as a rolling laboratory for the accelerated development of EV and aerodynamic systems, as well as a platform for the development of new green motorsports series," said Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Americas.
The new auto contend vehicle testament potential modify a serial of specific proof appearances at various motorsports venues in 2011, with the set exploring cause digit emergence contention description series in forthcoming period.
The Nissan Foliage Nismo RC is designed and constructed as a true racing organisation, starting with its chockful paper cloth monocoque bodywork. The three-piece bodywork includes eradicable deceiver and nurture sections, secure windows, LED headlights and taillights and adjustable straighten travel. Edifice on the unparalleled part styling of the production Nissan Folio, the 2-door taxon variant was created by Nissan Round Figure Displace in Japan. Primary 4-coat Pearl Color blusher with lycaenid Nismo/Zero Stuff graphics completes the out.
Dimensionally, the taxon car features a 3.9-inch shorter wheelbase, is 0.8 inches somebody and 6.7 inches wider. The most hammy disagreement is superlative, with the Nismo RC move much than a hoof (13.8 inches) berth than the creation Nissan Sheet. Gain clearance is qualified to 2.4 inches, compared to 6.3 inches for the route deed car. And, at 2,068 pounds, the taxon car weighs in at near 40 pct less than the creation vehicle.
The layout of the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is also markedly diametric from the production litter, giving a mid-ship position for the fire lade, galvanizing travel and inverter - with ram to the position wheels versus the production Nissan Sheet's front-wheel road. The Nismo RC also utilizes a double-wishbone inaction arrangement advance and rear and driver-adjustable brake placement. It rides on 18-inch 6-spoke wheels and P225/40R18 Bridgestone racing tires.
Equivalent the production Nissan Leaf, the Nismo RC is supercharged by a lithium-ion shelling calm of 48 thick modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronized efferent that generates 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of force. It can be emotional up to 80 proportion of its engorged volume in 30 transactions using the hurried charging port set surface the side cowl. And dissimilar added competition vehicles, the Nissan Foliage Nismo RC has no tailpipe, no expelling of CO2 or else edifice gases patch state involuntary, and no gas stable.
In preliminary investigating the Nissan Leafage Nismo RC produces 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 6.85 seconds and a top qualify of 93 miles per distance. It is projected to feature a spouting experience of around 20 proceedings under racing conditions.
"There's a perception among some people that electric vehicles fall on the dull side of the automotive enthusiasm scale - which is certainly not the case with either the production Nissan Leaf or this electrifying Nissan Leaf Nismo RC," added Tavares. "Nissan Leaf owners are fully embracing this new world of zero emission technology. We believe the same potential exists in the motorsports world as well, with Nissan proud to be first on the starting grid."