Who says you can’t be eco-friendly while tearing up a race track? Thankfully, Nissan doesn’t. The automaker unveiled its latest concept, the Hyper Force, at the Japan Mobility Show this week, and it promises all-electric, high-speed thrills with a sizable dose of safety and augmented reality tech.
How powerful is the Hyper Force? Try up to 1,000 kW of power from its solid-state batteries. An advanced e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system will help keep the tires on the track, and plenty of carbon fibre is used to keep the weight down.
The angular, chiselled body is reminiscent of Nissan’s current supercar, the GT-R, also known as ‘Godzilla’. But it’s not just for looks; the aerodynamics were co-developed with Nissan’s Nismo racing team to provide powerful downforce. Plasma actuators are used to suppresse air detachment to maximize grip and minimize inner-wheel lift during cornering.
Two driving modes are offere. With the standard GT (Grand Touring) mode, the interior lighting turns blue and various screens move apart and display information on climate control, audio and other comfort features. In Racing mode, the lighting turns red, and these screens move closer to the driver to display vehicle information such as brake rotor temperature, power distribution and other information for high-performance driving.
The Hyper Force also features Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) tech. With VR, a driver can sit in the the stationary EV and wear a special ‘blind helmet’ to use the car’s controls to play driving games. But for real-world AR thrills, a driver would use a different type of helmet that would allow them to race ‘ghost cars’ on a race track.
So, with all this performance and technology, the Hyper Force seems just too good to be true. Sadly, that’s the case; it’s only a concept.