The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is only a few weeks away and this year Nissan is going to unveil the BladeGlider electric sports car concept at the show.
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is only a few weeks away and this year Nissan is going to unveil the BladeGlider electric sports car concept at the show. The three-seater electric sports car concept was developed with form following function, but the best part is that it previews an upcoming production vehicle.
According to Nissan, the concept targets the visionary individual seeking visceral driving and sustainability and the BladeGlider goes beyond sheer power and acceleration to send the heart soaring into new realms of smooth “gliding” pleasure. The BladeGlider has a very narrow front track that reduces drag and enhances maneuverability for high G cornering power, assisted by its 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio. It’s underbody is also constructed of lightweight carbon-fiber.
“BladeGlider was conceived around delivering a glider-like exhilaration that echoes its lightweight, downsized hyper-efficient aerodynamic form,” said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s senior vice president and chief creative officer. “This design is more than revolutionary; it’s transformational, applying our most advanced electric drive-train technology and racetrack-inspired styling in the service of a new dimension of shared driving pleasure.”
Nissan hasn’t announced when a production version will be released, but when it does it could be Nissan’s first use of in-wheel electric motors. The lithium-ion battery is also mounted low and toward the rear to enhance stability and handling.