The Nissan BladeGlider Is Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Flick

A new prototype is debuting at Rio
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This is the Nissan BladeGlider, a three-seat electric sports car that's been in development for the past two years, which means that, yes, it's real. It was first unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013, and a new working prototype of the car will be revealed this month in Rio de Janeiro. It features a top speed of 115, allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in less than five seconds. For optimum aerodynamics, the car has a narrow front end made possible by just one seat up front and two in the back. Other notable features include "rear-hinged dihedral doors" and an open roof with rollover protection. A five-module lithium-ion 220kW battery supplies the juice. 

Check out the Nissan BladeGlider in action in the video below.

For more futuristic rides, check out the BMW Titan Concept and the Mini Vision Next 100.