Encounter: Nismo Gets Ahold Of The Leaf, RC Style

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My friend, owner of JDM Clips, recently went to the Megaweb Festa at Toyota’s showroom in Odaiba.  At this event manufacturers bring out many cars that people can test and ride along in on a short course.  Among them was the Nismo built Nissan Leaf RC (RC stands for Racing Competition).  This carbon-bodied prototype has been stripped of the luxuries that a normal Leaf provides and now weighs in at an impressive 2,068 pounds.  The still 100% electric engine is now powered by the rear wheels and can run at race speeds for around 20 minutes.  If Nissan were to make a racing series from the Leaf RC, it would probably equate to the quietist, slowest, and shortest race season ever.  I’ll have more pics from this event later.  I apologize for the lack of updates; life has me by the balls right now.  Thanks for visiting.

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