Already 2013, Nissan introduced the concept of the BladeGliders on the automotive shows. Japanese manufacturers are notoriously very innovative with regards to their concept cars, but usually the shown prototypes and studies disappear back in the drawer and into oblivion. Not so the Nissan BladeGlider. This extraordinary wedge-shaped study is in use at the Olympic Games in Brazil at the moment. One of the two prototypes is exhibited in Rio, the second can be booked for test drives by journalists.
The British company Williams Advanced Engineering has implemented the concept and built two electrically powered vehicles. Electric motor on each wheel on the rear axle have each 177 HP. This can speed up the wedge from zero to 100 km/h in less than four seconds and reach a top speed of around 190 km/h. The separately controlled electric motors at each wheel allows a particularly high agility of the vehicle. Also a drift mode can be activated by simply pressing a button.
The cockpit of the Nissan BladeGlider is somewhat reminiscent of an aircraft. The driver sits on a single seat. The passengers behind the driver. This is due to the pointed shape.
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