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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC whines 'round the track at Le Mans

Posted Jun 17th 2011 5:00PM

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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC at Le Mans

Sit back, relax and enjoy the blissful whine emanating from this spinning electric motor.

What we have here is a sitcom-length video of the battery-powered Nissan Leaf Nismo RC lapping the famed Circuit de la Sarthe prior to the running of the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Behind the wheel is none other than Nissan's number two in command, Carlos Tavares.

Recorded on June 11th during the "Le Mans vers le futur" – a demonstration event designed to showcase some potential vehicles of the future – the onboard cam puts you in the middle of the on-track action. It's 22-plus minutes of electrifying driving... literally. So, hit the jump to find out what it's like to drive electrified.

FYI, the pace picks up about three minutes in, though we wish Tavares had taken an all-put lap instead of following the slower BMW ahead. Maybe next time...

[Source: YouTube via Jalopnik]

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