It’s almost 34-degrees Celsius and we’re standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that’s located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn’t the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider.
The BladeGlider is bizarre looking sports car, featuring a skinny track at the front and a wider track at the rear that gives it the appearance of a motorised arrow head.
There’s a burly looking policeman guarding the gates to the track and every now and then the sound of human flesh sizzling under the fierce sun is interrupted by the high-pitched whine of its electric motor and the squealing of tortured rubber. It pounds the tight circuit with two rather bemused and behelmeted individuals belted into the rear seats.
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