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Nissan’s BladeGlider concept shown off in Rio

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Introducing the Nissan BladeGlider

It’s over three years since we last saw Nissan’s rather outrageous BladeGlider concept. But now we’re pleased to reveal it’s back, being shown off (albeit still in concept form) at Rio ahead of the Olympics.

The car, with its one-up-front, two-out-back seating arrangement, clearly takes inspiration from Nissan’s questionably successful Deltawing and ZEOD RC futuristic race car projects, this time around coming with a fully electric powertrain and being aimed more as a road car.

Partnering with Williams Advanced Engineering, the same team that supplies battery tech to Formula E, Nissan says this car is powered by one electric motor for each rear wheel, each supplying 130kW, or around 174bhp. The battery weighs in at 220kW. This apparently offers up performance figures of a sub five-second 0-60mph time and a top speed ‘in excess of 118mph’. Oh, and there’s a ‘drift mode’ available from the futuristic dash, too…

There are currently two BladeGliders parading around Rio, so if you’re lucky enough to be going to the Games, make sure you keep an eye out for them. There’s no word on whether this’ll make it to production, but it’s great to see Nissan going for a more performance-orientated EV concept…

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