Nissan Leaf NISMO Race Car to Make Le Mans Track Debut

Nissan Leaf NISMO Race Car to Make Le Mans Track Debut

Nissan has announced that its Leaf Nismo RC Concept race car concept will be making two demonstration runs at the Le Mans Vers Le Futur, in celebration of the 79th anniversary of the event (June 11-12).

The 24 Hour of Le Mans is the world’s most renowned endurance race and is held on the Circuit de la Sarthe, 120 miles west of Paris. It is considered the toughest, most grueling endurance race in the world. Nissan believes its Leaf racer will provide a glimpse into the future at Le Mans when put in action for the first time outside of Japan. The Nissan Leaf NISMO RC made its debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and has been praised for bringing new meaning to the term ‘Racing Green’.

The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is a car solely built for racing based on the first all-electric production vehicle in the world, and was the first-ever zero emission racing spec production vehicle.

“The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours has provided us with a great opportunity to show the world that Nissan is at the forefront of automotive innovation,” commented Darren Cox, Chief Marketing Manager (Crossover and Sports Cars), Nissan Europe.

There will be two demonstration runs performed by the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC. The first will take place at 9:15PM on Thursday, June 9th, and the second at 12:10PM on Saturday, June 11th local time.