Will it Drift: Nissan LEAF – Can emission zero be a sideways hero?

CaptureThe Nissan Leaf is not rear-wheel drive. It doest not have a massively powerful turbocharged engine. It does not have a hydraulic handbrake and nor is it inclined to smoke up its tyres at every available opportunity. It is, in fact, Nissan‘s family-friendly, front-wheel drive, flagship electric car. As far as you could get from being a natural drift machine.

So what the heck is it doing lining up alongside British Drift Championship competitors?

Well, with a little help in the rear tyre department, we’ll try to answer the question: will it drift?


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