Bet you never thought Nissan’s all-electric Leaf could set a speed record? So when Nissan contacted Guinness World Records, it probably took a few conversations before the arbiters of the extraordinary were sure Nissan hadn’t made a mistake.
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is probably not the kind of car which you or I would choose to buy. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t look particularly cool, tops out at only 90mph and every 100 miles it needs plugged in for a 30 minute recharge.
If you hold even a passing interest in cars and the industry that makes them, you surely won’t have failed to notice that 2010 was an absolute cracker.
Welcome to this week’s review of last week’s happenings in the motor industry, which comes to you from a rather messy student abode in almost downtown Exeter. We start this week with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 European Car of the Year award, which comprises the following seven automotive talents:
Have we reached the end of the road for performance cars, or are we just at the beginning?