Video: On board the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC at the Sodegaura Forest Raceway
On Thursday, the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC will hit the tarmac during a demonstration event prior to the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is precisely why the engineers behind Nissan's electric racer have been getting the machine out on the track for some shake-down action.
With its trick carbon fiber bodywork and three-door layout, the Leaf Nismo RC certainly looks sinister, but its stripped-straight-from-the-road-going-Leaf powertrain isn't the type of electric drivetrain needed to rip 'round a track with authority.
Ideally, Nissan says that its Nismo Leaf RC could compete in inter-city events where typical vehicles have always been too loud or in indoor races where a zero-emissions vehicle makes perfect sense.
While patiently waiting for the Nismo Leaf to hit the track at Le Mans, check out Nissan's latest pair of videos after the jump. Hat tip to Dan!