By Steve Laser
Nissan’s display at the Japan Mobility Show covered a wide spectrum of vehicles, from 90th anniversary special edition production models, to exciting and futuristic EVs. The biggest surprise was the reveal of the new Hyper Force electric supercar concept.
While its Hyper siblings were previewed in the weeks leading up to the opening of the show, virtually and at the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Nissan saved the Hyper Force introduction for its Japan Mobility Show press conference at Tokyo Big Sight (above).
“All five concept cars showcased today are symbols of the future and embody our founding spirit of ‘daring to do what others don’t,’” said Makoto Uchida, Nissan president and CEO (above). “We have advanced our EV innovations, moving beyond mobility to create a more sustainable world. The EVs symbolize our future of creating a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world for everybody without compromising on passions and dreams.”
The Hyper Force concept is designed for a high-output, all-electric powertrain with a solid-state battery that could deliver up to 1,000 kW. With an advanced version of e-4ORCE all-wheel drive, a lightweight body with high-strength carbon, quick acceleration, enhanced cornering and handling, Nissan calls Hyper Force a game-changing hyper EV.
Exterior styling, co-developed with NISMO racing specialists, is tuned for aerodynamic efficiency, with details including front canards, a dual-level rear diffuser, and a newly developed plasma actuator. Some styling cues, like the headlights and taillights, are inspired by heritage models.
The futuristic, two passenger cockpit features carbon-fiber sport seats and four-point seatbelts. With advanced autonomous drive, hyper LIDAR, and sensors tuned for sports driving, the Hyper Force is designed for both public roads and circuits.
In a collaboration with Polyphony Digital Inc., the concept has “R” (racing) and “GT” (grand touring) driving modes. Red graphics in the R mode include four satellite screens that display things like power distribution, brake rotor temperature, and tire grip. While blue graphics in the GT mode include the infotainment system, climate control, suspension and stabilizer settings.
Nissan says that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) enable driving in both the real and virtual worlds. For example, when the car is parked, the driver can use a special helmet and visor to enter a “gamified driving experience.”
Nissan Display Models at Japan Mobility Show
Nissan concept and production vehicles at the Japan Mobility Show 2023 include:
- Hyper Force, Hyper Punk, Hyper Touring, Hyper Adventure, Hyper Urban EV concepts
- Nissan Ariya
- Nissan 90th Anniversary special edition production models: LEAF, Sakura, X-Trail, Serena, Kicks, and Aura
- GT-R NISMO Special Edition
- Z NISMO
- Skyline NISMO
- Formula E race car
The new Japan Mobility Show 2023 replaces, and goes beyond the scope, of the long-running Tokyo Motor Show
Note: Hyper Force is a concept vehicle and is not for sale
News source and photos courtesy of Nissan Motor Corp.
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