The Nissan Leaf NISMO RC is the racing variant of the Nissan Leaf electric car.
Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis. The motors produce 240 kilowatts combined (120 kW each) and an astounding 640 Nm of instant torque to the wheels. They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous LEAF NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters.
A new all-wheel-drive system gives the LEAF NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess. Power is managed independently to each axle, instantly supplying torque to the tire with the most grip to let the car maneuver quickly and efficiently around the track. Similar to the previous model, chassis weight balance has been optimized by the midship location of the battery pack, with the electric motors and inverters ideally placed over the front and rear tires.
The LEAF NISMO RC features a multitude of lightweight components and a full carbon-fiber racing monocoque structure, allowing it to tip the scales at just 1,220 kilograms. The power-to-weight ratio results in an impressive performance of zero to 100 kph in just 3.4 seconds – 50% quicker than the previous model.
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The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC was added in the Godly Beasts Update as a low Class D car with the following rank statistics:
Players who logged in for a limited time starting from December 24, 2019, were given 15 BPs of the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC—enough to unlock the car—as a special gift "for making 2019 the most spectacular year possible".
The Nissan Leaf Nismo's main weakness is its low top speed. As such, it is not recommended for top-speed oriented tracks like Himalayas. Its average handling and acceleration also cause it to suffer on more technical tracks, making it struggle even against other beginner cars like the Chevrolet Camaro LT and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.
Like the Vanda Electrics Dendrobium, the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC has a different boost percentage for each nitro type. A level 1, level 2, and shockwave nitro give a 3% speed boost while a perfect nitro gives an 11% boost.