The Clipsal 500, which runs this weekend in Adelaide, South Australia, will see the Australian racing debut of one of Nissan’s most electrifying and progressive cars, the LEAF NISMO RC. The world’s first all-electric racecar, the LEAF NISMO RC will be driven by former V8 Supercars champion Rick Kelly this weekend. The LEAF racecar, which barely makes a noise while it whisks around the track, will be competing in the “Nissan Time Attack” against a Nissan Altima V8 Supercar and a Nissan GT-R road car.
“The Nissan LEAF is changing the way we drive on the roads, with more than 100,000 zero-emission LEAF vehicles already sold worldwide,” Jeff Fisher, Nissan’s Motorsport General Manager in Australia said. “And the LEAF RC is NISMO’s translation of that innovation to the race track – demonstrating high levels of torque and grip – all without the direct use of fossil fuel energy.”
While you won’t be able to race the road-ready version of the Nissan LEAF against any other supercars, you’ll have just as much fun driving the electric dream car. So come visit us sometime soon here at Lewis Nissan. You won’t just be imagining the whole world going quiet when you’re behind the wheel—the LEAF just really is that smooth. And if you don’t believe us, just check out the race this weekend in Adelaide!