Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept: the fusion between the Nissan Ariya and Formula E

The Japanese brand combined its zero-emission SUV with the car it uses in the electric category and created a unique concept car.

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During the event Nissan futures, the Japanese brand showed the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept. As explained, it is a project of exploration, development and demonstration of how the series engine of the Nissan ariya All-electric could be used on a single-seater racing chassis. To achieve this goal it was inspired by the vehicle of the electric category Formula E, where you currently participate.

Design cues for the new all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover can be seen throughout the Ariya Single Seater Concept. At the front of the vehicle is the illuminated V-motion grill, characteristic of the current design language of Nissan crossovers.

Nissan ariyaWhile in the side view, the inspiration has been taken from the fluid and aerodynamic surfaces of the Ariya, exaggerated to the maximum in carbon fiber. "Overall, the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept describes a shape that, as with the Ariya, appears to have been shaped by the air itself.", pointed the brand.

“At Nissan, we dare to do what others don't. With this concept, we want to show the potential of the Ariya's engine in a competition-inspired concept car that not only hints at the design and styling of the crossover that inspired it, but also demonstrates an efficient new high-performance electric vehicle language. ”, explained Juan Manuel Hoyos placeholder image, Managing Director of Nissan's Global Marketing division.

Formula ENissan's participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship played a key role in the inspiration for the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept. "Nissan is in Formula E not only to compete on the track, but also to support the development of attractive electric vehicles for customers"Said Tommaso volpe, Global Director of Nissan Motorsport.

“Our EV programs feed into our Formula E program and vice versa, enabling technology transfer from road to track, as well as from track to road. The Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept explores the combination of the Ariya's all-electric powertrain, dual engines and revolutionary all-wheel drive system with a single-seater racing chassis, a powerful demonstration of just how exciting electric vehicles are. ” finished the executive.

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