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To celebrate 35 years of production at Nissan’s Sunderland, UK plant, the automaker pulled out all the stops and released a fully custom-built rendition of its classic and colorful 1986 Bluebird, the first car to roll off the production line. The “Newbird” as it’s been dubbed is a one-off release featuring Nissan’s 100% electric LEAF powertrain. Kinghorn Electric Vehicles based in Durham, England handled the electric modifications converting this beauty from the 1980s into a modern EV. The LEAF electric battery can be recharged at up to 6.6kW with an approximate range of 130 miles and goes from 0-62mph in just under 15 seconds.

Beyond under the hood updates, Nissan added modifications to the power steering, braking, and heating systems along with a custom suspension. But, the retro paint job feels perfectly suited to the ’80s. While this was simply released as a celebratory one-off, Nissan aims to continue its EV production over the next few years.


We don’t know much about math. But we do know that when Keeper’s Heart announced they’d be making an Irish Whiskey + Bourbon bottle, we were intrigued. It’s here, and it is a simply stunning combination. Brian Nation (formerly of Jameson, Redbreast and Midleton whiskeys and now Keeper’s Heart master distiller) teamed up with David Perkins (the founder of High West distillery) to create this smooth, yet complex combo of Irish + Bourbon. It’s truly a marriage made in whiskey heaven. Pick up a bottle today.