Whilst the idea of an electric sports car (or simply electric fast car, witness the 100 km/h record-breaker back in 1899) is not new, not much thought have been given so far to consider electric vehicle (EV) fundamentals as sports car material...
Blending sporting heritage with EV leading expertise, Mitsubishi Motors has just taken that upside down view to create the clear removable top Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept, premiered at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Indeed, Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept offers a welcoming ambience to create a comfortable and restful space. The wrap-around cockpit design, on the other hand, is styled to alert the driver to the high performance potential of the car the moment he sits behind the wheel.
The major controls and switches are all ergonomically grouped around the shift dial - with additional controls subsumed into a single touch-panel display - making for more positive location and operation by the driver.
A sports car of a new kind, Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept also presents an unusual and very aerodynamic teardrop-shaped profile and cab forward proportions making the best use of its 2,550 mm wheelbase over an overall diminutive length of 3,650 mm.