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Nissan’s Ariya gets the Nismo treatment.

Making performance versions of EVs is tricky, because the electric assist is already pretty darn snappy and the vehicle body has likely been aero-optimized from the beginning. What’s left? Well, according to Nissan, plenty. The latest version of the company’s Ariya compact SUV features handling and performance “all brought about by NISMO’s exclusive tuning.” Basically hand it over to your racing division and see what they come up with.

Of course there’s an option to add fake engine noises “evocative of Formula E racing.”

<em>That sound you hear is an EV producing fake racing noises.  </em>


That sound you hear is an EV producing fake racing noises.
Image: Nissan

Japan’s automakers are keeping sports cars alive in the EV era

The Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo saw the debut of five different electrified sports cars, ranging from production-intent coupes to outrageous concept supercars.

The most interesting EV concepts at the 2022 SEMA conference

This year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association conference in Las Vegas was awash with electromods, vintage trucks, and EV conversion kits that could signal the future of electrification.

Nissan Z review: the parts bin sport car

Nissan reused a lot of parts when it put together this sports car — so why is it still so dang fun?

Hail to the Leaf

The bulbous, gas-free car from Nissan helped prove electric vehicles have a place in the automotive industry