Nissan on Thursday unveiled a race automotive idea powered by the identical powertrain discovered within the automaker’s 2023 Ariya electrical crossover.
The race automotive is an open-wheel single seater, and whereas it hasn’t been developed for any explicit racing class, its delta wing form suggests a hyperlink with Method E’s Gen3 race automotive set to compete in Season 9 of the electrical race sequence.
Nissan is among the main automakers nonetheless concerned in Method E, by way of the Nissan E.Dams workforce. All groups competing in Season 9 of Method E will obtain their frequent Gen3 chassis subsequent spring.
Nissan Ariya Single Seater idea
In a press release, Nissan mentioned the brand new idea, dubbed the Ariya Single Seater, showcases how the Ariya crossover’s powertrain could possibly be utilized in a race automotive setting. Nissan additionally mentioned the idea will function a testbed for future technological evolution.
Naturally, Nissan picked probably the most potent of the Ariya’s accessible powertrains for the idea, on this case the range-topping dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup good for 389 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The Ariya may also be supplied with a single motor rated at 238 hp.
Nissan additionally used design parts from the Ariya for the idea. For instance, each autos have a V-shaped grille flanked by skinny gentle bars. And on the edges of the idea, the sleek, nearly fluid-like surfacing has additionally been borrowed from the Ariya, although right here the development is all carbon fiber.
2023 Nissan Ariya
The Ariya is scheduled to reach in showrooms subsequent fall. It’ll initially be supplied with a beginning worth of $47,125, together with a $1,175 vacation spot cost. That is steep however extra reasonably priced choices are anticipated later within the life cycle.
The Ariya is simply the newest salvo in Nissan’s plan to have a principally electrified lineup by 2030. The automaker this week introduced plans to spend $17.6 billion over the subsequent 5 years on electrification. The majority of these funds will go towards creating 23 electrified fashions throughout the Nissan and Infiniti manufacturers by 2030, of which 15 shall be battery-electric autos.
Apparently, Nissan this week confirmed off a handful of ideas to preview a doable future electrical lineup, and a type of ideas was a roadster. Might these all level to an electrical sports activities automotive within the works? Time will inform.