Holy Cow! Nissan Might Put The BladeGlider Into Production

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Nissan's latest EV concept, the the BladeGlider, might look a bit like the Stig's helmet on wheels with C pillars bigger than Africa, but look at it closely because they want to build it. For real.

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The BladeGlider is certainly an unorthodox approach to sports car design. Or more like car design in general. With its narrow front track and electric drivetrain, developmental focus was mostly on aerodynamics. Achieving low drag for straight line speed while generating enough downforce for cornering. Many of you have doubts about this, but let's just wait until we see it in action.

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More important is Nissan's next claim:

When BladeGlider matures into a production car, it could be Nissan's first use of in-wheel motors. The in-wheel motors provide rear-wheel propulsion with independent motor management, while also contributing to freedom of upper body design and space-efficient packaging.

Of course "when" and "it could" doesn't really mean anything in the automotive industry, but to see a zero emission sports car with a V-shaped three-seater configuration and an aircraft-type steering wheel entering limited production at some point would be a great surprise indeed.

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Yes, apparently, it will come with a glider spying on you.

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DISCUSSION

Terrible idea. Your average everyday motoring moron will fail to grasp the concept of cone shape car when they tried to navigate narrow streets. The most common excuse for stuck bladeglider you will hear "But the front of the car fit, i though the rear will pass through too."

This is why most trikes like Aptera, T-rex and can-am are 2 wheels at the front.