edatoakrun wrote:This is a concept, far (but not too far, I hope) removed from the production BEV
I am hoping that it is more far(ish) in aesthetic/proportions. It just reminds me too much of a tail heavy trike which is just about the lowest thing on the performance food chain. Fair or unfair, this is a negative visual association that should be explored. When Bancon very proudly (and rightfully so) stood in front of EsFlow two years ago, he CLEARLY explained the emphasis of the design was for a fully resolved and believable sports car using traditional performance car cues. Now the problem/opportunity is how do you work with unconventional proportions to re-establish sports car cues that make everyone believe a trike will perform. So yes, Nissan knows its very unresolved;
"The BladeGlider... is one vision of how the concept will work. Styling of the production car is expected to change,... being described by design chief Shiro Nakamura as "an extreme interpretation" of how the car could look." - AutoCar
-It does have four wheels so make that honest.
-30/70 weight balance does NOT need to mean 30/70 visual mass. In fairness, for Concept purposes, the two tone has been clearly chosen to emphasize the delta planform. But seriously Nissan, I get it! You don't need to put a giant white triangle on top of a black car.
I do not know which studio was assigned this concept but its cobbled character lines make me guess it was Japan. They LOVE odd and cute. But if so, Nissan should really have the Euro and American studios tale a pass at this concept as well.