The futuristic Nissan BladeGlider is now fully functional car and gets out on the road. It will be demonstrated later this month at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which will offer dynamic tests of journalists and VIP guests. The car is still a prototype, but is now fully functional and has modern drive system. The unit is fully electric, developed by technical partner of Nissan – Williams Advanced Engineering, and includes two motors with a total output of 268 hp with 707 Nm of torque, which are placed in each of the rear wheels. Top speed is over 190 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h takes less than 5 seconds.
Nissan BladeGlider is equipped with torque vectoring system, which controls the distribution of torque between the drive wheels. If the car begins to understeer, the technology automatically sends more torque to the outside of the bend wheel to stabilize the car. The system is designed to give added value to the driving pleasure rather than to control it. Nissan added to the technology three settings: Off, Agile and Drift.
Another curious detail in Nissan BladeGlider is the location of the seats, which is in the 1+2 – like the legendary McLaren F1. The interior is sporty, with features inspired by the cars steering wheel, having sport seats with 4-point seatbelts and multiple monitors representing all sorts of information, including cameras.
The exterior is designed in unison, showing swinging doors and subject to the aerodynamics forms. The electric car has an advanced configuration of the chassis with a narrow front track and wider rear tracks, optimizing aerodynamic efficiency and stability.
At the moment it is not clear whether Nissan plans to start serial production of BladeGlider. Further details will be available at the end of this month, when it will take place the dynamic performance of the machine.