Thursday, October 08, 2009

Oooh - I want one of these...



The Nissan Land Glider concept. From LikeCool:

"Nissan has unveiled the Land Glider Concept at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The Land Glider is two-seat electric vechicle, features the range of 160km (100 miles) in a full charge. It can lean into turns like a motorcycle, and sci-fi looking cabin, all full of monitors displays and a steering wheel which looks like twin joysticks."

More pictures (and a somewhat boring video) at LikeCool as well as at the Nissan site.












All a little bit slower... and rather more cosy (and rather more green) than this - The Ariel Atom (and a video below):









Top Gear - Ariel Atom - BBC


Featured Comment from Bee (and old friend):

Okay so now I have a Moleskine, but can't think what to write in it. I already had a couple of fountain pens, but don't use them... so while those funky inks sound intriguing, I can't see myself going there. But now this. I see your taste in cars is absolutely disgusting. American Muscle circa 1970, that's cars. The future as applauded by you is just debasing. Like in the future we'll all be Mr.Bean.

:-)


4 comments:

Bee said...

Okay so now I have a Moleskine, but can't think what to write in it. I already had a couple of fountain pens, but don't use them... so while those funky inks sound intriguing, I can't see myself going there. But now this. I see your taste in cars is absolutely disgusting. American Muscle circa 1970, that's cars. The future as applauded by you is just debasing. Like in the future we'll all be Mr.Bean.

f:lux said...

The designers for Nissan are just consistantly amazing (in a 'can I have what they're having?!'sort of way)...

For sustainability and style (though it wouldn't have leant into corners, obv) my money would be on one of these:
http://perpenduum.com/2009/04/1947-yes-really-nissan-tama-electric-vehicle/

Mel Trittin said...

Ok, I hate to sound like a woman but...where you live couldn't you only use it 3-4 months out of the year? Or do those wheels swap out for skis? ;)

Patrick Dodds said...

As a general rule of thumb with concept cars, the nicer and more sensible, from an environmental point of view, they sound, the less likely they are to ever see the light of day. I get annoyed at even the concept of concept cars....