Nissan's BladeGlider Concept Is Different, Will Go Into Production

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The BladeGlider is what Nissan thinks will get it noticed at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The domestic motor show has played host to one heck of an original car, with a long and arrow-shaped design, hosing seating for three people – two in the rear and one in the front.
Just looking at it leaves you puzzled, but Nissan has made its mind up and will put something like this on the road. "This will be a production car," said Andy Palmer, Nissan's global product planning chief.

Obviously inspired by the Nissan ZEOD RC endurance racing car, this could an ultra-efficient limited production car, a bit like Volkswagen's XL1, into which Nissan can dump its best an most revolutionary technology.

Unlike the ZEOD RC, the BadeGlider concept is a sexy speedster with no roof. Carbon fiber was used throughout the body shell and a strip of LED lights give it a moody and powerful look at the front.

With electric drive, three seats and the look of a rocket, you really have to wonder if Nissan isn't getting ready to put the car of the future into production.
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