Nissan has recently announced its plans to introduce the BladeGlider concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The BladeGlider has been designed to preview an upcoming production model and is a stylish roadster with a delta wing shape that promises to reduce drag while generating downforce to enhance maneuverability and road-hugging performance.
The cabin is an open air cockpit that has a McLaren F1-style three person seating arrangement and an aircraft-inspired steering wheel. The car also comes equipped with metallic accents and state-of-the-art instrumentation.
The company has not released performance specifications as of now but Nissan says that the BladeGlider concept has rear in-wheel electric motors that are powered by a lithium-ion battery. The concept also has a 30 / 70 front to rear weight distribution and a structurally optimized chassis that is wrapped in carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
According to Nissan’s General Manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning, Francois Bancon, the goal was to revolutionize the architecture of the vehicle to provoke new emotions, provide new value and make visible for consumers how Zero Emissions can help redefine the company’s conception of vehicle basics.