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Nissan Leaf NISMO RC

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by tonybelding, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. tonybelding

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    I think the Z would make an excellent platform for this project.
     
  3. qwk

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    A sports car based off of a Leaf? Somehow I get the feeling this car won't get out of it's own way.
     
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    qwk Model S P2681

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    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    Stick a LEAF in this to approximate the look

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    Hmm. It'll zip from standstill to 62 mph (equivalent to the 0 to 100 kilometers per hour that most countries use for timed acceleration) in 6.9 seconds, Nissan says.

    That leaves a little too much snooze time for me.
     
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    First, a pic so we know what we're talking about. (I like how it looks)

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    Next, I'd like to know what the people behind this thing were thinking. I mean, why would you spend so much money building a "race" vehicle and then make it markedly slower than the Esflow "sports car" concept you just showed off a couple months ago. Dumb.
     
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    ^ My thoughts too. Is the Esflow actually able to do those numbers or are they complete fantasy?
     
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    I bet what we will see with the Esflow, (if it is ever produced) is that the prototype is very cool, then the production model turns out to be completely different from the concept. Major automakers have been doing this for years, kind of a "bait and switch".
     
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    Although this racing Leaf would be fine for support races, it would have been an idea for Nismo to engineer battery swap into it. Also I'm surprised they didn't up the power of the motor.
     
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    Nice, but I still prefer the Roadster RC.

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    CGI video of the NISMO

     
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    NISMO LEAF on the track
     
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    Erm, aren't EV's supposed to be quiet? :biggrin:
     
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    That is some loud VSP ;)
     
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    Yeah, but race cars are supposed to be loud! So I guess they've split the difference. :biggrin:
     
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    F1 is about limiting the tech to stop teams creating cars that are too fast, EV racing is about improving the tech & that's real racing. If 2011 is the year that EVs broke out big time then I think 2012 is going to be the year of the Racing EV.
     
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