Nissan has developed a single-seat electric vehicle with 400 bhp
- On 02/12/2021 at 16:34
- In Electric Cars
"Nissan has gone concept vehicle wild," as one publication put it earlier this week. It's become even crazy by churning out another only a few days later. But we're not going to tell the designers to chill off when the automobiles look like this.
The Ariya Single Seater Concept is "a demonstration project of how the all-electric Nissan Ariya road vehicle powertrain may be employed in a customised single seater racing car chassis," according to Nissan.
Which practically translates to a near-400bhp, all-wheel-drive single-seat track toy.
Which seems like a lot of fun, especially considering it's a lot more powerful than a Formula E racer.
On that topic, Nissan claims that the Ariya Single Seater combines the worlds of the Ariya electric crossover and the company's Formula E rival, with stylistic elements from both.
We believe the latter is performing the most of the heavy lifting.
Nissan's racing director, Tommaso Volpe, stated, "Nissan competes in Formula E not just to race on the track, but also to assist the development of enticing electric automobiles for customers."
"Our EV projects feed our Formula E programme, and vice versa, enabling for both road-to-track and track-to-road technology transfer."
The Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept combines the Ariya's all-electric engine, two motors, and innovative all-wheel drive system with a pure single-seat racing chassis, demonstrating just how exhilarating electric cars can be."
Is that anything they'd think about putting into production?
We don't think so, considering that we've seen a lot of Leaf RC designs that have remained little more than enticing research demonstrations for EV technology.
I'm curious as to what the next concept will be...