Nissan BladeGlider at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show (Photos and Videos)

NOV 21 2013 BY MARK KANE 9

Nissan's "deltoid-shape vehicles" - BladeGlider and ZEOD RC

Nissan’s “deltoid-shape vehicles” – BladeGlider and ZEOD RC

Announced two weeks ago, the Nissan BladeGlider had its worldwide debut at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show.

Nissan BladeGlider - Hello World!

Nissan BladeGlider – Hello World!

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider

This “deltoid-shape vehicle“ was created for “gliding” instead of “driving.”

Here’s the rest of what Nissan says of its eye-catching BladeGlider:

NISSAN BladeGlider – Leading Edge EV Technology Drives The Future
From “driving” to “gliding” in a hyper-agile and ultimately efficient EV, NISSAN BladeGlider shifts the engineering paradigm to reveal a new dimension of driving fun and excitement. Aerodynamically-focused, Nissan BladeGlider offers drivers and passengers a new sense of glider-like driving pleasure, evoking exhilaration through its nimble and intuitively controlled handling that stems from its swept-wing form and gliding roots.

Disrupting and challenging the status quo, the NISSAN BladeGlider shares sustainable engineering values with both the Nissan LEAF and the Nissan ZEOD RC, the futuristic-looking competition machine which will make its debut in next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

“Electrifying” the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Nissan ZEOD RC is just the first step in changing the face of motorsport and making it once again relevant to what we actually drive on the road. This is Nissan’s challenge to redefine the existing concept of motorsports competition.

The NISSAN BladeGlider on display on the stand is not just for show. It demonstrates the innovation and excitement of the Nissan brand and Nissan’s Zero Emissions Mobility leadership as an exploratory prototype of upcoming production vehicle.”

Between the lines we read that something from the BladeGlider is an object of interest for production, but what could it be?

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9 Comments on "Nissan BladeGlider at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show (Photos and Videos)"

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George Bower

I’m on and off about this thing. It seems horribly impractical but Let’s see….it has 50% more seating room than a Corvette.

Mark Hovis

lol. Me too George. It looks cool, but I just don’t like the chauffeur chair.

Jeff D

Definitely more concept than practical. Just like any concept though, there are certain things I can see going through to production. I can see an electric sports car with four seats instead of three. The rear wheels would be set farther apart than the front, but not as much of a difference as the concept. I could also see a shorter front end, but it would still be long enough to keep the hot rod/glider feel.

Jeff D

My wife looked at it and said it reminded her of spats. It could be called the spatmobile.

Gibber

Shut up and take my money!

Delta

This car has concept car aerodynamics. Never seen the inside of a wind tunnel, just like the original show car Chevy Volt, but boy does it look slick!

Open-Mind

I wish the front looked as good as the back. Cool doors. Very nice concept, but it needs a roof to be practical.

Future EV Driver

Nissan build this, please! Take a risk and see if it pays off. But please keep it as close to the concept as possible….

Sub $45k and I’ll buy one!

Anon

The Esflow Concept, was far more appealing to me…