With the Olympics kicking off in Rio, Nissan decided to get a bit of the Rio spotlight for itself with the unveiling of a functional BladeGlider vehicle. The concept has three seats with two passengers sitting behind and to the side of the driver. The zero-emission vehicle uses battery power and promises high-performance to boot.
The demonstration model has a narrow front track and wide rear track for aerodynamics and handling. The doors are rear hinged and it has integrated roll over protection. The car is an open top ride and it has controls for systems right on the wheel. An advanced display shows speed battery charge, regeneration mode, and torque map.
Rather than traditional mirrors the car has rear view cameras to make it easy to see behind and around the car. The demonstrator can reach speed of 190 km/h and reach 100 km/h from a standstill in less than five seconds. Power is from a pair of 130kW electric motors with one for each rear wheel. The EV weighs 1300kg and has 707nm of torque helping with the performance. The vehicle is 4300mm L x 1850mm W x 1300mm H with a 2800mm wheelbase.