Nissan BladeGlider Concept Will Head for Production, To Debut in Tokyo [VIDEO]
Nov 08, 2013 12:59
Nissan will be bringing its BladeGlider concept to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It is a futuristic looking three-seater concept that kind of looks like BMW's i8 concept from certain angles. It will spawn a production model within the next couple of years.
The design is lopsided and is reminiscent of Nissan's Deltawing and ZEOD RC electeric racecar prototypes. The design with a narrow 1.0 meter lightweight front track and wide, stable rear track helps reduce drag and enhance maneuverability for high G cornering power, assisted by 30/70 front.rear weight distribution ratio.
"When BladeGlider matures into a production car, it could be Nissan's first use of in-wheel motors," says Nissan. "The in-wheel motors provide rear-wheel propulsion with independent motor management, while also contributing to freedom of upper body design and space-efficient packaging," the company adds.
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