The Kingdom of Spain has long been a crucial castle for Nissan in the Europa Continent. Nissan set up both its technical center and factories here. Renault Alaskan and Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup trucks are the major manufactured products.
The Nissan Leaf’s version for racing——Leaf NISMO RC made its debut in Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. This decision was made based on Nissan’s recognition of the important position of Spain. This electric racing car is quite different from its siblings of its series.
The 2nd gen of the Leaf NISMO RC is famous for its ability to generate double horsepower and torque. The figures are approximately 327 ponies and 640Nm. This amazing model can speed up to 100km/h in only 3.4s.
Helen Perry, director of the Nissan electric vehicles in Europe said, ‘Anyone who has ever driven a Leaf will know that it is fun to drive. However, some problems are existing. Firstly, the rear suspension is a twist-beam axle. Secondly, the thermal management of the lithium-ion battery. Hopefully Nissan will give enough notice to these problems.
Across the globe, we still couldn’t find a more powerful version than the Leaf e+. It can generate 218PS (=215 hp). The battery capacity reaches an amazing 62-kWh, offering 239 miles of range under the Worldwide Harmonize Light Vehicle Test Procedure. But Hyundai’s 64 kWh of battery capacity and 279 miles of range may prompt Nissan Leaf to get further evolution.