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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:27 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Oh, gods. It's got three fantastic quarter views, and a nose-on view that makes me want to hurl, projectile style. A real deal-breaker, that nose.

I dunno --- I think that shot might be a little off-center. Some of the other straight-on pics that I have seen don't look bad at all.

I'm completely sucked in on this one. In one of the articles, Palmer hints that this will cost less than a 370, so I'm running various build-your-own 370Z calculations. The Z starting prices go from 29K to 38k depending on the trim level. That means the BladeGlider could be affordable if they get it out before the federal incentives are gone.

Anyway, I hope they keep the narrow-as-possible front track and the seating for 3. Just looks cool! Although, I guess you would need to keep the sliding seat to prevent dealing with super wide sills. Any way, that single seat cockpit just inflames the boy-race in me. Can't wait to drive something based on the Delta Wing. According to Top Gear, it sounds like one of those rare paradigm shifts.
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:37 am

Here's another shot I found from the front quarter:
BladeGliderFrontQuarter.JPG


jhm614 wrote:I'm complete sucked in on this one.
Me, too (assuming you meant "completely")! I think this could come close to being the perfect commuter car. It's sporty and I expect it will be more efficient than the LEAF (due to lower weight and frontal area). If you have a passenger or two, they should have great legroom...
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:19 am

Here are some scans of the pages on the BladeGlider from the brochure Nissan handed out at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show:
BladeGliderNissanBrochure1_Reduced.jpg

BladeGliderNissanBrochure2_Reduced.jpg

Note that the BladeGlider was also on the cover of the brochure.
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:58 pm

The other front shots don't bring up my dinner but I still don't love that nose...
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:21 pm

Supposedly the three seat layout is likely to get tossed in favor of the traditional side by side two seat configuration. Nissan engineers claim the packaging and center of gravity is better with two seats set further back. Unfortunately there goes the best part of the design which is that central drivers position and amazing view. Personally. I am still not sure what to think or feel about this thing. I love the DeltaWing and believe in the performance advantage of the narrow track but the Bladeglider does nothing with its design potential (AKA - its ugly). Internally, Nissan needs to hold a major design charrette with all of its design centers. Heck, even pull in someone from outside like Daniel Simon to blast through a few dozen ideation experiments. Something like this would be right up his alley.

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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:19 am

Road Track article on driving the Ariel Atom "wedge" prototypes

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews ... lider-mule

I am still interested in one of these!
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:25 pm

Is the 'BaldGlider' still slated for production? Really?
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:28 am

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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:19 am

Not that great... the mule is based on an Atom :roll:
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:31 am

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Plug-in event at Huntington Beach. The BladeGlider is all sports car. They guy in the grey shirt works for Nissan (great guy to talk to) and told me that there is a push to build the car within the company. Since it's only a show-car, there are no specs.
It's about half the height of the LEAF.
After seeing it in person, I REALLY want it!

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