Drift fun for three in the electric wedge

Cologne, 5 August 2016

With electric cars, you can save currently do not have money, they are just too expensive. But finally no one of a Porsche Cayman requires that he pay off. Until electric cars are cheaper, manufacturers could so now move on sports car. It seems also Nissan at the BladeGlider in the sense to have had. The 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show study presented was now a driving enabled prototype developed with several changes.

Aerodynamically favorable wedge shape

The 4.30 metres long and only 1.30 m high body of the BladeGlider (literally: "Blade glides") is kept in the unusual format of the wedge: is front much narrower than the rear. The seating arrangement is the same: the driver sits centrally from two other passengers, who enjoy much legroom as a result. The looking out there allows for a curved windshield, ranging far to the rear. Unlike as in the study a nice catcher there are suicide doors, which open to the top and front now. As a fun mobile of BladeGlider dispensed with a roof. In bad weather, driving such a car anyway little fun.

268 HP at 1,3 tonnes

Because, of course, the car's sporty motorized. Williams advanced engineering ensures the Engineering Department specifically battery and motor technology from the Engineering Department of Williams. Driven strong electric motors with the help of two 130 kW (177 HP) one for each rear wheel. A torque-vectoring system optimises the handling: when any understeer in the curve, for example automatically more torque to the outside will be sent this wheel. But so passionate drift friends don't miss out, you can also turn off this correction: selects depending on the preference of drivers between "off", "agile" and "drift". The juice for the electric motor comes from a lithium-ion battery, which can emit 220 kilowatt power. The maximum performance of the vehicle with 200 kW (268 HP) remains slightly below this value, the maximum torque reached 707 Newton meters. The maximum speed of the 1.3-ton prototype is more than 190 km/h, it takes care of the standard Sprint in under five seconds.

Display instead of instruments, cameras instead of mirrors

Both the battery and the motors special cooling systems had to be developed. Measurement systems record a wealth of information on speed, braking and torque on the tires which will be indicated to the driver on a central screen. On two additional screens, the image of two reversing cameras is to see, replace the outside mirrors, which further improved the aerodynamics. The Interior reflects with four-point harnesses and page-reinforced seats for all occupants of the vehicle's sporting ambitions reflected. (sl)