Ever since the Nissan Delta Wing entered the motorsport arena and wowed with its unusual form, Nissan have been keen to see it develop into something more. A road car with this innovative delta shape would be nothing short of awesome. Whilst we aren’t quite at that stage yet, the Nissan BladeGlider concept is a fully functional prototype. Revealed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, this concept is here to test the water for a future electric sports car.
With a triangular profile and rear hinged swan doors, the Nissan BladeGlider certainly looks like something from outer space. Two electric motors power the rear wheels and produce 268 BHP. Thanks to battery power 521lb ft of torque is instantly available. Williams Advanced Engineering helped develop this cars powertrain. 0-62 MPH takes less than 5 seconds as a result.
The Nissan BladeGlider concept currently has no solid production plans, but originally it was pitched as a £30,000 electric sports car designed to buck the trend. It’s three seat layout is actually rather space efficient and will host three adults.
It is certainly a unique proposition and one we would love to see on the road.