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Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will electrify Australia at Clipsal 500

The Clipsal 500 is a huge event in Australian racing and Nissan plans to electrify its Nissan Time Attack on the street circuit.

The first Australian appearance of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will be at the upcoming Clipsal 500 endurance race, where it will run alongside the Nissan GT-R and Nissan Altima V8 Supercar on the street circuit in Adelaide.

The all-electric LEAF NISMO RC won't be a participant in the race, obviously, but this will mark its first appearance in Australia and one of the very few appearances on the track that it's made since its unveiling in New York back in 2011. It's lapped other famous circuits such as the Le Mans in France and Goodwood in the United Kingdom.

Nissan hosts Nissan Time Attack mini-races as special events at many Australian races, pitting their drivers and various cars against one another in short runs. During the Time Attack events at the Adelaide Parklands, the LEAF NISMO RC will go up against the GT-R and Altima V8 Supercar.

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will be driven by former V8 Supercars champion Rick Kelly coming fresh from his Bathurst 12 Hour race in the GT-R NISMO GT3. Other drivers will include Formula 1 racer Johnny Herbert and former FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm.

Other drivers pitted against the LEAF will be factory driver Neil Cromptom and Samantha Zanatto in the GT-R.

The Nissan Time Attack supports the opening event of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship at the Adelaide Parklands circuit, where the Nissan Motorsport four-car Altima team will do battle against its rivals in the manufacturer's second season in V8 Supercars competition.


Steveo (not verified)    February 28, 2014 - 10:59PM

Because they don't have a 250km long race track? Seriously, that was the weakest troll attempt ever.