Outside of Rio de Janeiro, Nissan has been busy testing one of its latest creations. Cutting through the hot air, the new Nissan BladeGlider Concept was showing engineers and testers exactly what it’s made of. This fully electric battery-powered three-passenger vehicle is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With a high-performance powertrain that produces zero emissions, this futuristic car could just reshape the auto industry.
The Nissan BladeGlider Concept is making news for two reasons. First, this model can do 0 to 62 (0 to 100km) in less than five seconds, with a top speed over 115 mph. Nissan says it’s powered by two in-wheel motors, which power the rear wheels while also manipulating torque to increase handling. Best of all, this fully electric model will challenge expensive sports EV models like those made by Tesla and BMW.
“With the Nissan BladeGlider, Nissan’s vision was for an agile, efficient EV that would provide new dimensions of driving fun and excitement – a car that would ‘glide,’ thanks to the near-silent performance of its electric powertrain and aerodynamic shape,” said Nissan in a press release.
This concept is also unique because of its design. It can hold three people—the driver in the front and two passengers behind. It’s surprisingly narrow, capable of cutting through the air with ease. The BladeGlider also has a V-shaped front end, open-air roof, and a roll cage. Most notably, perhaps, its doors swing up and out in a dramatic statement. Although there’s no word on when or if it will go on sale, the BladeGlider is truly unforgettable.