In a world where electrification is the buzzword of the day, Nissan has stepped up to the plate with a jaw-dropping concept – the Nissan Hyper Force, a high-performance electric supercar that’s bound to leave gearheads and eco-warriors alike in awe. This radical machine, unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show, not only looks like a GT-R but terrifies like one too.
Let’s cut to the chase. This isn’t just any electric car; it’s a power-packed electric Godzilla, complete with all the bells and whistles that thrill-seekers crave. At the heart of the Hyper Force is its groundbreaking solid-state battery, which can churn out a whopping 1,000kW of power. To put that into perspective, it translates to a staggering 1,341 horsepower in old-school metrics.
But it’s not just about raw power. The Hyper Force features Nissan’s ‘e-4ORCE’ all-wheel-drive technology, ensuring that all that Herculean might is put to good use. It’s wrapped in a lightweight, angular body that pays homage to the iconic GT-R with its distinctive boxy silhouette, quad tail-lights, and a healthy dose of aggression. This design marvel is crafted from high-strength carbon and fine-tuned aerodynamics, a result of Nissan’s collaboration with Nismo.
Peek under the hood, and you’ll discover a “two-tiered” structure and a rear diffuser optimized for airflow. Active aerodynamics adorn the car, with front winglets and movable rear wing ends, making sure it cuts through the air with precision. And there’s the intriguing ‘plasma actuator’ that works its magic to keep the air flowing smoothly.
Lightweight forged carbon wheels don’t just look good; they enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance and help in keeping the brakes cool. Much like its GT-R ancestors, the Hyper Force doesn’t reveal the sheer technological prowess beneath the surface, allowing you to experience the raw thrill of a track day. Nissan promises “precise and rapid acceleration” – an understatement considering the beastly 1,341 horsepower – along with “enhanced cornering and exceptional handling on circuits and winding roads.”
But it’s not all about brute force. The Hyper Force boasts advanced self-driving capabilities through a suite of sensors and ‘hyper LIDAR,’ giving you a glimpse of the autonomous future. And since it’s a concept straight out of a sci-fi flick, you can indulge in some racing games, possibly a nod to Gran Turismo, via augmented reality and a VR headset. Plus, all the screen graphics, reminiscent of classic GT-Rs, are crafted by Polyphony, adding an extra layer of cool.
Nissan describes the Hyper Force as “eco-friendly, electrifying performance, and cutting-edge safety equipment.” It’s their vision for a next-generation all-electric high-performance supercar, and it marks the return of Godzilla, albeit in a whole new avatar.