Nissan promises to reinvent the performance car and at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show it will bring the BladeGlider Concept. When Nissan decided to build this vehicle it wanted to create a unique architecture to give the drive and passengers sustainable exhilaration. According to Nissan, the BladeGlider Concept has its conceptual roots in aerial images, such as silent, panoramic freedom offered by a glider and a triangular shape of a high performance "swept wing" aircraft.
The Nissan BlaedGlider features a 1.0 meter lightweight front track and wide, stable rear track. Having the front wheels close together, the maneuverability is enhanced for high G cornering power, while drag coefficient is reduced.
BladeGlider has a 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio. What’s more interesting is that motors are found in the wheels and provide rear-wheel propulsion with independent motor management.
Nissan used the innovative lithium-ion battery technology found on the Leaf and the battery modules were mounted low and toward the rear to enhance stability and handling.
Carbon fiber reinforces plastic (CFRP) was used to build the body of the car and the pearlescent white color evokes the pristine freedom of a glider.
The exterior design is inspired by racing cars as it features low, flat and narrow nose, while the body lines rises gracefully to the cockpit canopy and then curves forcefully back over the large rear wheels. Inside, we find three seats in a triangular configuration with the driver center-forward.
An aircraft-type steering wheel and state-of-the-art instrumentation technology completes the design. To support maximum EV cruising efficiency, the IT system can display relief maps and atmospheric conditions.