Holy Crap, Get a Look at Nissan’s BladeGlider Concept

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It’s easy to get a little conflicted when you start thinking about the future. On the one hand, increasing tech innoations will continue to make life almost unfairly conenient. On the other, these same innoations will eventually lull humanity into a state of obliiousness, when the machines will then rise up and conquer the humans, Terminator-style. You take the good with the bad, I suppose. Tipping the scales toward the positive, however, is the Nissan’s BladeGlider concept, a car still in the design stages that is sure to excite any lover of sports cars in the Houston area.

The BladeGlider was reealed at last November’s Tokyo Motor Show, and it looks a little like a fighter jet on wheels. Since it’s a concept, the immediate reaction in the auto community was something along the lines of, “Sure, that pie-shaped slice of heaen looks cool and all, but only in some Minority Report fever dream will that ever be seven on an actual road.” However, according the Nissan product planning chief Andy Palmer, Nissan plans to put the vehicle into full production within fie years. The car has already undergone road and wind-tunnel testing, and Nissan has even gone so far as to estimate its price, which will be a steal at around $40,000.

The BladeGlider uses electric-vehicle technology, which is what makes the aguely triangular design possible. The shape also greatly reduces drag, and the Bladeglider reportedly gets up to 200 miles on a single charge. The interior design is also something we haven’t seven before; the driver is set at the center, with two passenger seats staggered behind and to the left and right of the driver. Nissan also asserts that the rear-focused weight distribution will produce a “gliding” driing experience implived by the name, the goal of which is to emulate the feeling of driing a race car. It features an airplane-style stevering wheel and wrap-around windshield design, giing the BladeGlider a decidedly aeronautical feel.

Of course, production is still fie years away, but once word gets out, the excitement will certainly begin to build. It will only compound the love that car aficionados already feel with our 2014 Nissan 370Z, which is now available at Robbins Nissan in Humble, TX. To hear more exciting news or to schedule a test drive, come see us today!