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Nissan's Leaf Nismo concept says boring EVs be damned

Nissan's Leaf Nismo Concept will debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and with comes sporty looks for the electric car segment.

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Nissan Leaf Nismo concept at Tokyo Motor Show
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Nissan says the updated exterior isn't just for looks. Nismo got its hands on the design and gave the EV enhanced aerodynamics performance and less lift. 

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If there's anything to know about cars, it's that red trim means fast. 

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The Leaf Nismo Concept also packs a sport-tuned suspension and high-performance tires.

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Nissan says the Nismo aero kit reduces lift without hurting the Leaf's drag coefficient.

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Could a sportier Nismo Leaf amp up sales of Nissan's electric car?

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The red lip of performance.

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Unique six-spoke alloys in a dark finish give the Leaf Nismo a more planted stance.

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Inside is largely standard-fare Leaf, though there are some red accents and such.

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Nismo concept version or no, Nissan has banished the old Leaf's "deflated frog" face for good.

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Keep clicking or swiping through for more images of the Nissan Leaf Nismo concept.

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