Nissan has revealed a brand new electrical single-seat race automotive idea loosely primarily based on its forthcoming Ariya SUV.
Known as the Ariya Single Seater, it serves to reveal “how the all-electric Nissan Ariya street automotive powertrain might be utilized in a bespoke single seater racing automotive chassis”.
The agency has not but confirmed that it plans to provide a functioning, full-sized instance – nor certainly plans for a devoted race sequence utilizing the automotive – however Autocar understands that Nissan hopes to provide a working model for dynamic shows at System E races.
The idea is expounded to the manufacturing SUV in additional than simply title: the entrance is adorned with an identical, light-up V motif, whereas the aspect is claimed to take inspiration “from the Ariya’s fluid and environment friendly surfaces, exaggerated to a most in carbonfibre”.
It appears to be like, Nissan claims, “prefer it was formed by the air itself”.
Nissan’s participation in System E is alleged to have impressed the idea’s creation. The agency’s motorsport boss, Tommaso Volpe, mentioned: “Our EV programmes inform our System E programme and vice versa, permitting for road-to-track expertise switch in addition to track-to-road.
“The Nissan Ariya Single Seater Idea explores the mixture of the all-electric powertrain, twin motors and revolutionary all-wheel drive system of the Ariya with a pure single-seat racing chassis – a robust demonstration of simply how thrilling electrical autos might be.”
Nissan has not given any powertrain or efficiency figures, however hints that it makes use of the production-specification Ariya powertrain – presumably the higher-output e4orce Efficiency system with as much as 389bhp from its twin-motor, four-wheel-drive set-up.