After starting sales of the Ariya series crossover, Nissan has now also unveiled an electric powertrain the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept.
It is a futuristic racing model with only one seat, which is described in a short statement as a project of research, development and demonstration of high performance.
As far as specs details, it is only known that this two-color Ariya Single Seater Concept uses the same electric propulsion system as the serial crossover, which in the strongest version would mean 290 kW / 394 hp and 600 Nm of torque.
The brand’s participation in the FIA Formula E World Championships has also significantly contributed to the development of this concept. Nissan is participating in the World Cup of All-Electric Vehicles to convey the excitement and fun of zero-carbon electric cars to audiences around the world, but also to maintain a leading position in their research and design.
The concept was presented at the Nissan Futures event by Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice president for global design, and Juan Manuel Hoyos, Nissan global marketing divisional general manager for brand and engagement.
Albaisa said: “As we began to shape our Nissan Ambition 2030 long-term vision, we continued to build on our Timeless Japanese Futurism design language. We are now drawing inspiration from the Japanese words shun, meaning to run fast and effortlessly, and sho, meaning to soar with power and grace. The Ariya Single Seater Concept is the perfect expression of this new language. Leveraging the Ariya’s EV powertrain in a motorsports-inspired package allowed our international team to capture this new sense of speed, technology and artistry.” source: nissannews
Nissan Lunar Rover Prototype
Nissan also presented the Lunar Rover Prototype, a research project implemented in collaboration with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
Shown at the Nissan Futures event, this lunar rover is exploring new driving control technologies, a key factor in space exploration. Generally speaking, a good lunar rover should be able to cross lunar terrain and be energy efficient.
The Lunar Rover Prototype also uses elements from Nissan’s production models Leaf and Ariya, including e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology from Ariya.
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