Debuting at Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan BladeGlider concept car is the latest future vision of Nissan e-vehicle. It was the result of exploring the prototype of Nissan ZEOD RC. Led by Francois Bancon, a division general manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning at Nissan, this project has resulted in a deltoid-shape vehicle with a narrow front track instead of the conventional shape which dominates the roads since earliest days of the internal combustion engine. This design certainly stands out among the crowd.
Bancon explained that the main goal of this project was to revolutionize the architecture of our vehicle to trigger new emotions of both driver and passenger. This futuristic vehicle is meant to provide new value and new visibility for consumers to realize that Zero Emissions can redefine our conception of vehicle basics.
Designer : Nissan
Nissan BladeGlider features soaring, silent, panoramic freedom of a glider while the triangular shape offers a high performance similar to an aircraft. It is looking to achieve low draw while generating road-hugging downforce. Sharing the same engineering value as Nissan LEAF and Nissan ZEOD RC, you can tell this concept futuristic vehicle is a sustainable car.
A narrow body, 1.0m lightweight front rack and wide, stable rear track, this vehicle front wheels are able to reduce drag while enhancing maneuverability for high G cornering power, thanks to 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio. Lightweight carbon-fiber underbody creates aerodynamic downforce.