Nissan BladeGlider Concept revealed, previews a production model

Nissan has unveiled the BladeGlider concept ahead of Tokyo Motor Show debut later this month.

The BladeGlider concept is described as a “hyper-agile and ultimately efficient EV that shifts the engineering paradigm to reveal a new dimension of driving fun and excitement”.

The BladeGlider is much more than a concept as Nissan calls it both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle.

BladeGlider’s shape is quite unusual and inspiration obviously comes from the Delta race car project with its narrow front track. The front track is just 1.0m wide and power comes from in-wheel motors at the rear.

The concept has 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio and the aerodynamic downforce is created by the highly rigid yet lightweight carbon-fibre underbody.

Just like the iconic McLaren F1, the BladeGlider has the driver sitting in the middle and two passengers right behind him. The driver’s seat automatically slides laterally when you open the sissor type door, enabling easy access to passenger seats.

Now we are very curious to see how the production model will look like compared to the concept.

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