Concept cars are always characterized by numerous interesting details, but Nissan BladeGlider concept takes it to the completely new level. There were many concept cars in past few years that could compare with this one. Simply, this one offers some radical design solutions, especially when it comes to driver and its position. The styling is a story for itself. An ultra-narrow shape makes this concept look like a real Formula 1 car, but we would say that this car is much more than that.
The concept was originally presented five years ago, though the company continued with development. So we can notice several differences these days. The drivetrain, though, hasn’t changed a lot. This concept offers excellent performances and exciting ride experiences. It definitely breaks that pre-justice characterized for electric cars. The company considers BladeGlider concept very successful, though we probably won’t see such radical shape so soon.
Nissan BladeGlider concept styling
Nissan BladeGlider concept comes with plenty of impressive design solutions but the styling is definitely the most notable. It is hard to find a car to compare with this amazing concept. The first things you’ll notice is that front wheels are much tighter than rear ones. This provides an ultra-narrow shape which definitely isn’t a common thing, even among concept cars. An F1-like front end comes in an interesting symbiosis with massive fenders. From the side, you will notice a very accentuated two-color scheme, which givers very special flavor to this car. The profile is low, but not extremely low.
On the other side, wheels are pretty large and with rims that features roller and pretty uncommon overall pattern. At the back, a two-tone scheme continues, while a massive diffuser looks really cool. Taillights look a little bit too ordinary, compared to the rest of the car.
Nissan BladeGlider concept interior
How to explain these interesting design solutions in a few words? A single seat at the front and two rear seats. That would be ok. Nissan BladeGlider concept comes with the unique three-seat layout, which puts the driver in the center. Practically, that means you will have the same feel as some F1 driver. Another notable thing is the instrument cluster. It is completely digital, with several fighter jet-like switches below. An F1-like steering wheel looks pretty good, especially with this large, video game-like digital screens that show all necessary information.
Behind the driver’s seat, you will find two more. Surprisingly, there is plenty of legroom for rear passengers. After all, wheelbase goes around 110 inches, which isn’t short at all. Two-tone seats come in a real racing manner and keep all passengers as tight as possible.
Nissan BladeGlider concept drivetrain
You can’t imagine how many interesting design solutions are in this concept car. The styling, narrow shape, airplane-like interior are some of these amazing features. However, that’s not all. Even the powertrain is quite amazing. This is an all-electric car, but it is really fast. It uses the power from two electric motors, which are mounted on rear wheels.
Numbers are spectacular, especially when it comes to torque. A max power goes around 268 horses and 520 pound-feet of torque. Such an amount of power is more than enough to provide amazing performances. So, it’s no wonder that this concept needs only 4.9 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. On the other side, top speed goes around 115 mpg.
Nissan BladeGlider concept future
“Never say never” – someone would say. However, we are pretty sure that Nissan BladeGlider concept won’t enter serial production. Simply, its design is too radical, if we consider the current market. On the other side, some of the design solutions will be used in Nissan’s future models for sure, especially when it comes to powertrain and other mechanical components. In any case, we can consider this concept car very successful.