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The Nissan Leaf is not just about zero emissions, low running costs and environmental friendliness. It has the potential to be a much more aggressive model for the more demanding enthusiast and Nissan has shown this via their Nismo motorsports division. The Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept benefits from an aggressive styling kit that not only boosts the looks but also enhances the car's aerodynamics.

The body kit consists of a rear under protector, rear diffuser, extended side sills, 18-inch alloy wheels and a front aero bumper with integrated LED lights. It all results in an improved aerodynamic system achieving increased downforce which sticks the Leaf to the tarmac.

Unfortunately Nismo has left the Leaf's 80kW (107 bhp / 109 PS) electric drivetrain alone. But they are quick to point out the instant supply of full torque ( 280Nm / 207 lb-ft ), acceleration time of 0-100kph in under 7 seconds and a top speed of 145 kph (90 mph) is already respectable.

Gallery: Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept shows the power of aggression

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