Nissan reveals electric sportscar prototype

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Nissan Launches Electric Sports Car Prototype

Nissan revealed its all-electric sports car prototype earlier this month, in time for the start of the Rio Olympics

Named the 'Bladeglider', the angular model is based on a concept of the same name showcased at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

A pair of working prototypes are now on show in the Brazilian city's Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow), in order to highlight the Japanese manufacturer's commitment to the future of zero-emissions vehicles.

The aerodynamic three-seater can reportedly reach 62mph from a standstill in under five seconds, continuing to power all the way to 115mph. Its rear wheels are powered by two 130-kW motors and a 220-kW battery with specially-developed cooling systems.

While still currently still in the design process, when it hits the roads, the EV promises a dynamic drive.

A torque vectoring system is designed to 'add to the driving experience', Nissan claim, while its three driving settings reportedly include an aggressive 'drift mode'.