An all-electric performance car that looks very much like an EV Nissan GT-R has been revealed at the Tokyo Mobility Show, with the Nissan Hyper Force concept stealing headlines at the Nissan stand.
Now it must be said that the brand isn't referring to it as an electric GT-R, but its dimensions look a little familiar, and there's an undeniable focus on performance.
In the Hyper Force, that arrives courtesy of a 1000kW electric powertrain, compete with solid state battery that will extend range and reduce charge times.
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Elsewhere, the brand says it has focused on downforce, along with reducing body weight thorough high-strength carbon and the fitment of the brand's e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system.
Combined, says Nissan, they deliver "enhanced cornering and exceptional handling on circuits and winding roads".
"Marking a paradigm shift in the performance-car genre, the Nissan Hyper Force caters to the ever-evolving preferences of environmentally conscious customers," says Nissan.
"With its eco-friendliness, electrifying performance, and cutting-edge safety equipment, this concept is Nissan’s vision for a next-generation all-electric high-performance supercar."
The Hyper Force has a few more tricks up its sleeve, but none more surprising than the ability to "drive in both the real and the virtual world seamlessly."
Sounds odd, sure, but it means the brand includes a virtual reality headset with the vehicle, so when you're stopped, you can plug into digital race tracks and race online drivers from around the world.
In the real world, you can choose from “R” (racing) and “GT” (grand touring) drive modes, the former of which bathes the cabin in red light, and configures the cockpit to "support concentration". And not just digitally, the panel will actually shift, extending toward the driver to create a kind of cockpit with four satellite screens that tell you tyre grip and temp, air pressure, brake temp and power distribution.
In GT mode, the cabin is a calmer blue, and the cabin changes again, this time widening the cockpit and simplifying the controls. The brand says advanced autonomous driving will be available, too.
All of this is merely a concept for now, but there's little doubt the future of performance is electric, and that the Hyper Force previews Nissan's take on a GT-R EV.