Nissan’s Hyper Force Concept presents the future
Although the Hyper Force Concept appears to be straight out of the future, it actually serves as a sneak peek at the electric sports cars that the Japanese manufacturer plans to release once it fully transitions to becoming an EV-only brand by 2030.
The Hyper Force Concept was revealed at this year’s Japan Mobility Show and if you pay attention to detail, it carries the GT-R DNA and initial reports state that it could influence the design and technology of the next-generation GT-R model.
Forget the ultra-aggressive styling cues. The Hyper Force is absolutely bonkers, thanks to an all-solid-state battery pack, front and rear electric motors with 1,000kW of power as well as the brand’s e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system. Other performance figures aren’t available at this stage.
Speaking of the all-solid-state battery pack, Nissan has been developing this particular type of battery pack to feature in its EVs, and the marque claims they can achieve a range of 800km with a 10-minute charge. This will help shave off the longer charging time currently provided by liquid lithium-ion batteries, should this ambitious claim pan out.
Outside, the Hyper Force features quad-round taillights that remind us of the ICE-powered Godzilla model and the Nismo racing team honed its skills by improving the concept car’s aerodynamics with the implementation of a two-tiered aerodynamic structure under the bonnet, a dual-level rear diffuser, front canards, front fender flip and an active rear wing.
When it comes to the interior, there is so much going on. For starters, there are two driving modes; R (Racing) and GT (Grand Touring). Each driving mode illuminates the cabin in a distinctive way. For example, in R mode, the interior is illuminated in red while in GT, it’s illuminated in blue.
The driver and front passenger seats are made of lightweight, highly rigid carbon fibre with 4-point seat belts. For safety, the concept is kitted with advanced autonomous drive with hyper-LIDAR as well as a range of sensors intended for sports driving.
What stands out for us, though, is that the Hyper Force also comes with an innovative augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experience. For example, when the car is parked, the driver can make use of a special helmet with blind visors for VR, which offers a full gaming experience.
On the other side, drivers can use skeleton visors for AR, which allows them to compete against their own friends on a circuit.
At this stage, Nissan has no immediate production plans for the Hyper Force and according to the Japanese manufacturer, the concept is intended to showcase the brand’s vision and innovation for the future of electric sports cars.
As stated, it will likely influence the design and technology of the next-generation GT-R, which is earmarked for production in 2028.