Nissan BladeGlider Concept – Is This The New Perfect Shape for EVs and the sport cars overall?
This is the mnost exciting concept of the 2013! Gorgeous Nissan BladeGlider, 3-seater sports car with brave new view on the sports car design and electric cars. BladeGlider was presented at The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and it was the concept to talk about. Finally one of the big car companies was brave enough to step into the future, not only defining the new shape of EVs, but sport cars overall.
“A clean slate was the starting point for this project,” says Francois Bancon, product strategy general manager. “The goal was to revolutionize vehicle architecture to change the way we think about cars, and to see how zero emissions can help redefine our conception of vehicle basics.”
Nissan BaldeGlider is low riding, 3 seater fully electric car. Ben Bowlby, Nissan’s Director of Motorsport Innovation and father of the Deltawing concetp is behind this beauty. His previous creation is the new 2014 Le Man’s racer by Nissan – ZEOD RC, click to read more about it. Ben is back with street star – BladeGlider will put you up front, in low and silent sport car. Gliding is the perfect comparison of the feeling you’ll slip into while piloting. BladeGlider is only 1m wide at the front axle and 1.8m at the back. 3-seat configuration and electric drive-train allowing for more aerodynamic shape and redefining of the sports car shape.
Everyone at the Tokyo Motor Show loved the concept and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn didn’t hide his excitement neither: “The BladeGlider provides a glimpse into the potential of Nissan’s electric vehicle program, EVs have unique characteristics that open up entirely new design possibilities, possibilities that our industry has yet to fully explore and realize.”
Blade Glider is beautiful concept that is not far from production. If you think about it, it’s like modern, electric version of Arial Atom. Muhc more fancy, usable for real-life driving and just with gorgeous lines. Read more about building of Nissan BladeGlider mule and comparison with brother Arial Atom. Full article at TopGear website.
Nissan official claim is that BladeGlider is “prototype of an upcoming production vehicle.” Question is – would you glide in this?
If there is a market – they WILL build it. I am in.