Nissan Leaf-Based Electric Sports Car Coming

The world of electric performance vehicles promises to become much more populated in the future.

While most of the customers that are searching for an electric-powered vehicle that can offer adrenaline lovers go for a car wearing the Tesla badge, the future might bring new players to the game.

The latest announcement related to this comes from Nissan, which has confirmed to Inside Line that it will use technology from the Leaf EV in the development of an electric sports car. The Nissan source that confirmed the upcoming development dind’t offer further details, such as the release date of the vehicle or its creation pathway.

The big question is the following: will the upcoming vehicle be a converted one (such as an electric version of the 370Z), which would allow the company to develop it with a less important investment, or will it be a car built from the ground up?

The latter would allow the Japanese carmaker to offer a true contender in the race for electric performance, as the specific design could offer multiple advantages.

As we’ve said the electric segment of the go-fast vehicle market will include more vehicles in the future. At the top of this segment we will be able to find true supercars. We are talking about cars like the recently-presented Mercedes SLS E-Cell (the electric version of the SLS AMG). The prototype presented by the German company is powered by four electric motors that produce an overall output of 533 hp, with the vehicle hitting 62 mph in 4 seconds.
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