Can a Nissan LEAF go drifting?

December 16, 2019

To most people, electric cars are nothing more than glorified golf carts.

In other words, they’re unexciting and are best used as guilt-free daily drivers.

Yet Nissan Motor Co Ltd. proves that vehicles like the LEAF can be fun to drive.

And drift.

Yes, the Nissan Drift Experiment challenged a stunt driver to let loose a LEAF on tarmac.

To the uninitiated, drifting is a motorsport that involves intentionally letting a vehicle oversteer in order to lose traction to take a corner sideways.

While such a technique is associated with fossil fuel-powered cars to demonstrate how much power it has, the instantaneous torque of electric vehicles such as the LEAF make it the ideal drift car.

Moreover, its zero-emissions character make it a truly guilt-free partner for performing donuts and burnouts.

Don’t believe us?

Check out the video and see for yourself how much fun the Nissan LEADF had going sideways.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.