â€śAnd it goes like [human excrement],â€ť said a freshly minted Nissan spokesperson who requested anonymity on account of him having been on the job for only two weeks. The â€śitâ€ť was Nissanâ€™s latest racecar. It needed a special announcement, because it entered the hall with utmost stealth. None of the usual straight pipe roar. Â The Nissan Nismo racer is silent power.
The unheard-of racecarâ€™s full name is â€śNissan Leaf Nismo RCâ€ť. It is based on a Leaf. Currently, only four of the car exist.
â€śEven you can drive it,â€ť said the Japanese project director who shall remain nameless, to a female executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. â€śBecause it has no transmission, hahaha!â€ť
Then she hit him.
It is a racer in search of a race. As much as I tried to needle the project director (who was rubbing his arm) about an EV race series, he kept grinning and said he had never heard of a race. Â Come on, Tesla against the Leaf Nismo, wouldnâ€™t that be a hoot?