By Stewart Smith on 2016-08-04 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
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NISSAN is showcasing its BladeGlider all-electric, three-seater prototype sports car at the Olympic Games venue in Rio de Janeiro.
First shown at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013, two BladeGliders have arrived in Brazil to symbolise future technologies that will combine Intelligent Mobility, environmentally-friendly impact and sports-car Nissan driving capabilities.
The debut of the BladeGlider at the games is part of Nissan's development of zero-emission vehicles and new automotive technologies including autonomous drive systems and connectivity.
The unusual layout of the BladeGlider means the driver sits in arrowhead formation slightly in front of two passengers, who enjoy extended legroom. The view for all occupants is panoramic, with a seamless cockpit windscreen.
As far as power goes the prototype is 100 pe rcent electric, with performance delivered by Nissan's technical partner for the BladeGlider project, UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering.
Power is supplied by a high performance five module lithium-ion 220kW battery.
Maximum speed of the demonstration models is in excess of 118mph, with 0-62mph taking less than five seconds. The rear wheel drive is provided by two 130kW electric motors - one for each wheel.
VIPs attending the Rio Olympics will be offered dynamic rides in one of the BladeGliders and the other will be on static display.
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