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Nissan introduces Ariya Single Seater – Formula E racing concept car for the public street

A remarkable point about the Ariya Single Seater Concept is that it uses the same electric powertrain as the new Nissan Ariya crossover.
After unveiling four interesting electric car concepts at the new Nissan Ambition 2030 event at the end of November, the Japanese car brand has now continued to introduce a new concept called Ariya Single Seater Concept.

As the name suggests, the concept is inspired by the Nissan Ariya, but instead of taking the form of a street-going crossover, it has the design of a futuristic sports car with only one seat. Nissan describes it as “a high-performance discovery, development, and demonstration project,” which shows another application for the Ariya’s electric powertrain.
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Introduced at the Nissan Futures event, the concept car uses the same electrical system as the current crossover in production. Unfortunately, the Japanese car brand does not reveal its actual specifications, however we can assume this is the most powerful version of that system, making 389 hp, 600 Nm of torque. -Maximum torque in Ariya. All Ariya variants are based on an 87 kWh battery pack and the flagship Platinum+ e-4ORCE AWD drivetrain with dual electric motor setup.

In terms of design, the Ariya Single Seater Concept is a blend of some of the usual Ariya lines and features from Nissan’s participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The design team behind the project was inspired by the electric crossover’s “flexible and efficient surfaces”, and in general, the concept “looks like it’s been shaped by the air itself”.

“At Nissan, we dare to do what others don’t,” explains Juan Manuel Hoyos, Nissan’s General Manager of Global Marketing for Brands and Commitments. “With this concept, we wanted to showcase the high performance potential of the Ariya powertrain in a motorsport-inspired machine that showcases the design style of the road bike and shows it at the same time. presents a new high-performance electric vehicle language”.

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