Ogle motors ahead with Nissan model

The motoring world was excited when Nissan unveiled its Ariya single seater concept car using the powertrain of the all-electric Ariya SUV.

The development of the ground-breaking bespoke single-seater car chassis, with its futuristic and sleek appearance, showed what a fully electrified performance motor could look like.

Its Formula E design, with near 400-bhp and all-wheel drive, certainly turned heads when the public was given its first glimpse. With its aerodynamic wheel covers and bronze colouring, it was a unique sight.

Nissan was so happy with its design it asked Herts-based Ogle models to create a one-third scale model to keep in the reception of its UK Design Centre in Paddington, London.

The build took almost 500 hours, including the CNC machining, 3D printing and the painting.

The choice of material was governed by the weight and complexity of the parts with CNC and SLA processes used.

After all the parts had been created, they were assembled with allowances made for the paint using magnets and screws. The model was attached to a plinth before the whole thing was disassembled for painting and applying graphics.

With everything complete, the car was reassembled and finally secured to the plinth.

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