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Nissan Working on Next Generation Electric Sports Car

Nissan global design chief Shiro Nakamura talks about the thinking going into the design of a 'flamboyant, all-electric sports car.'

Published: 17-Jan-2014

Forget the Nissan Leaf's pragmatic green buyers for the moment. Nissan has big electric-car ambitions, and it's no secret that they go well beyond the automaker's Leaf hatchback.

Part of those ambitions still involve a flamboyant, all-electric sports car in the near futureā€”a project that we asked the automaker's global design chief Shiro Nakamura about in a recent Detroit Auto Show interview.

The Leaf doesn't have a particularly daring design, concedes Nakamura, because the company wanted to expand the market and make people comfortable with EVs.

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