Nissan Esflow Concept: Leaf Tech Meets High Performance

Combining sleek lines and the electric drivetrain of the Leaf, the Nissan Esflow Concept is an all-electric sports car preparing to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan Leaf, the Esflow features a rear-wheel drive platform that has an electric motor for each of the rear wheels. Nissan says the Esflow will go from 0-60 mph in about five seconds.

Styling of this two-seater resembles the Nissan 370Z, but it was designed from the ground up to be a Tesla Roadster-fighting sports car. The aluminum chassis is wrapped in composite bodywork. With roll bars incorporated into the structure, engineers were able to negate the need for obtrusive, thick, reinforced A-pillars. Not only does it make the Esflow look even sleeker, but it also improves visibility for the driver.

The Nissan Esflow is a concept, so don’t expect to see it in showrooms anytime soon. But, Nissan was quick to point out that the car was developed using existing technology. That means that if an electric sports car got the green light for production, Nissan would be able to build it without steep research and development costs.

Look for more details on the Nissan Esflow Concept when it debuts next month in Geneva.