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2011 Geneva Motor Show: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Live Photos

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While its official world debut isn’t pegged until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks, the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car concept has been revealed in the flesh--or should we say aluminum and carbon fiber?--at a special media event in Frankfurt, Germany today.

The High Gear Media team was on hand to bring you these live shots of the striking concept, revealing it in the utmost detail and giving us a look at its futuristic interior for the first time. 

The ESFLOW is Nissan’s vision of what a zero-emission electric sports car could look like, and based on what we’ve seen we have to admit we’re like it. Using technology pioneered in the Leaf, the new concept shows that driving can still be as much fun tomorrow as it is today.

Most of its specs are already known; with a lightweight aluminum chassis, composite body and the same lithium-ion battery pack found in the Leaf, the ESFLOW promises a range of at least 150 miles per charge and exhilarating performance.

Speaking of the battery pack, it's mounted low and with a mind for weight distribution, the better to preserve handling balance. Nissan says the rear-wheel drive ESFLOW will also do 0-62 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, which puts in on par with most of the top sports cars on the market today.

So how close is the ESFLOW to a production reality? Surprisingly close despite the funky look. Nissan says the concept is based on existing technology, but "implemented in innovative ways." Those wild curves, for instance, aren't steel, but composite, and they're wrapped over an aluminum chassis. And the powertrain, as mentioned, is a beefed up version of the setup found in the Leaf.

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show kicks off on March 1. Follow our complete coverage of the event by clicking here.

Nissan provided airfare, lodging, and other travel arrangements to enable High Gear Media to bring you this exclusive story.
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Comments (13)
  1. Wow, I wasn't really sure what to think when I saw the two CG images. But now that I've seen the live pics I love it. It is truly an awesome design, way to go Nissan!
     
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  2. This is an awsome car and could easily go into production.
     
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  3. I... Want... One...
     
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  4. I... Want... One...
     
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  5. Same answer as before. Trrelevant, IMHO.
     
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  6. Couldn't enjoy the story on the car do the fustercluck that passed as a gallery.
    Shooting tips:
    Decide what the subject is.
    Focus.
    Publishing Tips:
    Rotate to correct orientation.
    Remove duplicates.
    Have an "exit gallery" button.
    Comments:
    Get a discernable Captcha module.
    That is all.
     
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  7. Nice. Tesla can't like this...
     
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  8. Looks lots better than the earlier cgi videos of it... I kinda like it (:
     
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  9. I WANT it! I WANT it!
     
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  10. Hi! I visited that event as well - here you can see a short Interview with Nissan General Manager Francois Bancon on the Nissan ESFLOW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwVzBbD_fak
     
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  11. The more I look at the pics of the styling, the more I hate it.
     
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  12. Drove a Leaf this weekend and I can't WAIT to test drive a sporty electric car!
     
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  13. NISSAN.....make it a "TRUE SPORTS CAR" by dropping the batteries and put a 2.0L engine with around 265HP with torque to match!!
     
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