The Nissan Ariya Concept Is A Road-Going Formula E Car
This all-electric single-seater concept from the Japanese automaker has the ingredients of a perfect track weaponby Khris Bharath, on
Is it possible to use an all-electric motor from a road car in a single-seater racing car? Well, Nissan thinks it is. It’s just been a few days now since Nissan revealed four electric concept vehicles in one swoop. They’re back, once again with the Ariya Single Seater Concept. The car seeks to explore the future of performance with electric power.
Now, the Japanese Automaker is very enthusiastic about its upcoming electric SUV, i.e the Ariya. To demonstrate this, the Japanese automaker has developed the Single Seater Concept.
This is an "Exploration Project" as defined by the brand and the car employs the very same battery-powered propulsion system as found on the upcoming Ariya crossover, which is set to hit dealerships next year.
The Single Seater Concept, which debuted at Nissan Futures, incorporates several elements of the Ariya, including attributes of its exterior design. According to the Japanese, the ’regular’ Nissan Ariya, with its characteristic illuminated V-shaped nose, also served as an influence for the design.
Even the stunning copper-bronze color seen on the crossover has made it to this concept. The silhouette is complemented by flowing carbon fiber surfaces. The end result should serve as the basis for Nissan’s future performance EV design language.
"Nissan is committed to Formula E not only to race on the track but also to support the development of attractive electric vehicles for customers," says Tommaso Volpe, head of Nissan Motorsport.
A 2-motor electric system along with the e-4ORCE traction system, and also numerous technologies inherited from the brand’s Formula E single-seaters, are hidden beneath the bespoke bodywork.
So you’re looking at a one-seat, four-wheel-drive track weapon with roughly 400 horsepower. Exciting, especially when you consider that a contemporary Formula E car has a maximum power output of 335 horsepower.
With this single-seater, Nissan wants to portray to the rest of the globe that racing with electric power can be enjoyable and thrilling. As a result, Nissan’s engagement in Formula E has also influenced this concept to a great extend.
Now it’s quite improbable that the Ariya Single Seater Concept will ever see the light of day, however, the image of an SUV-based racer lining up next to you on the grid sure must spur excitement.
You can watch the Nissan Ariya Concept - A Road-Going Formula E Car in action in the video below