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Nissan not ruling out Williams badging for special edition vehicles

Thursday 18 August 2016, By AutoVolo

Nissan not ruling out Williams badging for special edition vehicles

Nissan not ruling out Williams badging for special edition vehicles

Nissan has announced that it isn’t ruling out the idea of one of its performance cars wearing a Williams badge.

With a successful relationship between the Formula 1 manufacturer and the Japanese firm producing the BladeGlider already in place, the head of Nissan’s EV project has said that using a Williams badge for one of its performance cars is still very possible.

Gareth Dunsmore, director of EVs for Nissan Europe, said: “Nothing has been ruled out. Our partnership with Williams is currently about developing BladeGlider, but who knows what will happen in the future.”

The two firms worked closely on the BladeGlider concept, which is designed to show the direction that the firm’s electrification and sports car development is heading. The arrow-shaped EV concept features two electric motors powering each rear wheel, and can seat three people.

Williams’ most famous road car tie-up came with the memorable Renault Clio Williams. AS one of the very first ‘hot-hatches’, it gained cult status and is still sought after today by enthusiasts.

With the two companies working on producing futuristic electric concepts, there’s a good chance that the partnership could be used to create a performance or special edition vehicle.

Dunsmore didn’t comment on whether this could be a possibility, adding that for the moment the duo is concentrating on the development of the BladeGlider.

With Williams F1 know-how on its side, its highly likely that Nissan will look to create electric vehicles that are highly efficient, but also desirable and fun to drive.