Nissan unveiled the Leaf Nismo this week.     

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This was a surprise, as I never thought it would move beyond the concept stage.

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The automaker's EV hatchback has been retuned and tweaked in a variety of ways to make for a more exciting ride.     

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While the Leaf Nismo rocks the same electric motor as its more sedate sibling, Nissan did retune its computer for improved acceleration.     

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Inside, there's an Alcantara suede steering wheel, a sportier gearshift and unique gauges.

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There's also a set of new seats with red and gray stitching.

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We won't get the Leaf Nismo in the US -- or in Europe, or anywhere but Japan, for that matter.     

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There's a new set of shock absorbers and special 18-inch alloy wheels with Continental ContiSportContact 5 tires.     

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Red dash trim pieces are all over the place.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of the new Leaf Nismo!

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