Everything in todays world is much more expensive than it used to be. FACT. What once was considered a cheap product is now often something people have to think twice about buying. The well-priced sports car became a victim of this as these cars that were aimed at young people could no longer be afforded by their target market, and so they went away. The Toyota GT86 has started something of a domino effect of manufacturers trying to produce great cars at prices the youth of today can afford. Nissan are to join the cause but in a very different way to their competitor.
Called the Nissan BladeGlider Concept, this DeltaWing inspired sports car will make production as a sub-370Z model in the Japanese companies line-up. The wedge shaped body houses seating for three and is powered by electricity alone. Nissan’s up and coming ZEOD EV LeMans racer will provide a lot of data that is to help develop the BladeGlider. The narrow front track of the car is said to provide nimble handling aided by a 30:70 distribution of weight.
When it makes its way to showrooms, at a yet to be confirmed date, the BladeGlider will cost much less than its bigger brother the 370Z.