"It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like one too," says the Nissan press spiel. "But Esflow is different to every other sports car yet built: it's electric." (Should we mention Tesla at this point?)
The Esflow uses technology pioneered in the award-winning-but-dull Nissan Leaf, to create a two-seater, rear-drive coupe with a claimed range of 240km (150 miles) and 0-62mph in less than five seconds.
Beneath the swoopy (dare we say phallic?) lines, there are twin electric motors mounted (unexpectedly, given the design's nose-tastic nature) amidships, just above the rear wheels. These two motors independently control the left and right wheels, and so the torque is optimised to ensure optimum stability and traction.
Power comes from the same laminated lithium-ion battery packs used in the Nissan Leaf, but here the packs are located along the axis of the front and rear wheels. This, says Nissan, centralises the mass of the car, and thus puts its rotation point close to the driver's hips (which presumably will give it that 'pivoty' feel that a good sports car chassis offers).
Inside are fly-by-wire controls, and such weight saving measures as seats integrated into the rear bulkhead. Said seats are upholstered in gold leather and perforated gold suede, while the doors are trimmed in dark blue leather and suede. Sounds subtle. On the outside, the colour scheme chosen for the concept car is inspired by glaciers - highly reflective solidified liquid with blue tints in its shadows (we assume that's the paint, rather than a description of a glacier).
But the best bit of all is that Nissan seems to have gone to quite a lot of trouble to describe the perfect Esflow owner. So apologies if you're not like Daniel (see below), but you can't have an Esflow...
"Daniel, an ESFLOW owner, works in tech, but lives for the weekend. On Friday night after work, he gets behind the wheels of his ESFLOW which instantly links with his pocket PDA and determines the fastest route to his girlfriend's home. Finding street side parking is a synch (sic - surely cinch? - Ed) as the ESFLOW's compact dimensions allow it to slip into the narrowest of spaces. On Saturday he drives to a popular club to exhibit his DJ skills and his friends are impressed by his cool EV sports car.
"As his ESFLOW sips energy in its garage Daniel prepares himself for the week ahead, batteries fully recharged."