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 |  Aug 10 2012, 9:01 AM

Back in May, Monster Tajima debuted his new Monster Sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak Special in its full carbon fiber glory. Now the famous Pikes Peak driver is set to conquer the famous Hill Climb once again.

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 |  May 21 2012, 4:32 PM

In late March, Monster Tajima decided that breaking the 10-minute barrier at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb wasn’t enough. The seasoned veteran wanted to a set a new record, but this time in an EV.

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 |  May 17 2011, 2:20 PM

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We’re well aware that the last Nissan you ever thought would see the track as a full-blown race car would be the all-electric Leaf, but you have to admit, the Nismo RC Leaf is one bad-ass looking piece of electric machinery. Even though Nissan has built their racing heritage on their 350Z/370Z and GT-R platform, there’s no doubting automotive manufacturers wish to push the limits in proving that hybrid and all-electric technology are viable forms of real world performance.

Nissan is no exception, teaming up with Nismo to see what the Leaf can potentially do as a race chassis while still powered by the same electric drivetrain we’re seeing on the streets now. The Nismo RC Leaf features a full carbon fiber body and three-door layout, streamlining the aerodynamics while making it a sleek-looking race car. And with any other race car out there, this Leaf receives a full widebody treatment while the drivetrain was relocated in order to improve weight balance.

The Leaf took to Sodegaura Forest Raceway for some shakedown testing and we’re loving how it looks out on the track. It’ll be interesting to see how EVs can shape the world of motorsports with zero-emissions and all.

Check out the video after the break.

[Source: Autoblog]

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