Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles?
Nissan does, and it’s enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco’s Monte Carlo street circuit.
The BladeGlider is a two-seater which was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. It’s loosely based off the company’s DeltaWing racer, which debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2012.
There are only two BladeGliders in the world, and the car hits 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in under five seconds.
The car also has a rather ridiculous-sounding, but likely fun “drift mode,” which makes us wonder if Nissan got that feature idea from the game Ridge Racer.
The car company hasn’t outlined what else it plans to do with Robbie as its so-called EV ambassador, but it’s likely she’ll help push the company’s (slightly more conventional) Leaf electric car.
No “drift mode” for you yet, sadly, unless you happen to be a Hollywood star.