"I had a great car at my disposal - with direct drive from the electric motor to its wheels, the Nissan LEAF
can, in theory, go as fast backwards as it can forwards. There were times I wasn't sure I was coming or going. However, thanks to the LEAF's low center of gravity - the batteries are an integral part of the car's floor - the car is extremely stable, no matter which direction it's travelling. The only complaint I have is slight neck ache from constantly looking over my shoulder!" Other Nissans at the FOS included a 540hp GT-R GT1 racer, the Juke-R and the new Juke Nismo.