Nissan has just taken the wraps off a new concept car based heavily on the Nissan DeltaWing, or ZEOD RC LMP car dubbed the Nissan BladeGlider. While currently just a prototype, Nissan hopes that the BladeGlider could reach production in the coming years and it look insane!
As mentioned, the Nissan BladeGlider has been inspired heavily by the DeltaWing with the nose measuring just 1 metre wide while the rear is almost twice that at 1.8m wide. Through its DeltaWing project, Nissan found that such a design both helped the handling as well as the aerodynamics. However unlike the racing car, the Nissan BladeGlider doesn’t seat just one and instead seats three in the same layout as the McLaren F1. That means the driver seats in the middle of the car with the two passengers behind to enjoy the ride.
Do not be fooled into thinking that this is just another bizarre concept that will never become reality, Nissan’s executive vice president Andy Palmer said, “We have a buck (prototype) running based on an Ariel Atom with a narrow track at the front – I’ve driven it and it’s sensational. With the batteries positioned low down the grip is incredible.
He went on to say that “The BladeGlider tries to make the connection between GT Academy, Nismo and a new Genre of sports cars that’ll appeal to a new generation of car fans… I have every intention of making it happen,”. This should be interesting, watch this space!