Nissan Leaf NISMO RC

Electric cars and the act of hooning wouldn't ostensibly be something you'd think would go well together. But then that's what they said about EVs and racing. With the Leaf NISMO RC, Nissan is setting out to prove those assumptions wrong.

The company brought its electric racer to the Motorsports Japan Festival at Odaiba in Tokyo, where a trio of drivers got their chance to slide the Leaf RC around a giant parking lot to entertain the assembled masses. And while the results may not be up to Ken Block standards of Gymkhana, it is fun to watch them try.

Follow the jump to watch the footage. (If you don't speak Japanese, by the way, you can skip the last couple of minutes, because that's all interviews with the drivers in their native tongue.)