1993 Nissan AP-X

The Nissan AP-X Coupe concept was designed by Marcello Gandini. And guess what! It had a 0.20 drag co-efficient.

A sports car to combine pleasure with responsibility, the AP-X features a new compact and super lightweight V6 engine coupled with a high-performance toroidal CVT. The new concept car also has a wide range of active and passive safety features, combined with many fuel efficiency improvements.

It may have looked futuristic at first glance, but the intention with the AP-X was that if Nissan had wanted to put the car into production, it could have done so pretty much straight away.

Capable of replacing the S-13 200SX and 240SX along with the Z32 300ZX, the AP-X featured a 3.0-liter V6 up front driving the rear wheels via a CVT. With hatchback practicality and a surprisingly conservative interior, the AP-X could have been a great addition to the Nissan product range, but sadly it wasn't to be. What are your thoughts?

📸: Nissan

📚: Nissan Press Release; www.autocar.co.uk