What sorcery is this? A three-seat electric sports car that looks like a galactic fighter jet both inside and out? It’s not science-fiction: it’s the Nissan BladeGlider.
The BladeGlider — unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show — is what Nissan wants its future EVs to look like — or embody the spirit of at least.
It’s a car designed to cut through the road with a low centre of gravity not unlike the first Tesla sports car, and aerodynamically glide about town with a tapered design.
Every pseudo-concept car needs to have gullwing doors, so the BladeGlider has them too, but more interesting than that is the driver’s seat. It’s less a steering wheel than a control system inside a cockpit on the BladeGlider, and it looks stunning.
To get it up to speed, Nissan wants to stick in-wheel motors into the BladeGlider for rear-wheel propulsion and to allow for a more sveltely designed top section. The batteries would also be stored low and towards the rear to help with weight and cornering.
The BladeGlider shares technology with the LEAF electric car and the ZEOD electric race car which will make its debut at the Le Mans 24-hour race next year.
Where do I line up to buy one, please?