The Nissan Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle Is Insane
This Article Originally Appeared On Jalopnik
Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We’ve seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole ‘nother level with their new “Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle.”
This is no prank, this is a real car. Well, that or Nissan is punking us, but the idea of pranks aren’t really a thing in Japan. Especially not from major Japanese corporations. But it’s also not a full production vehicle; this insane BBQ vehicle is something I have never heard of before from a major manufacturer. It’s crowd funded. Various levels of support will get you a variety of things, eventually getting the car.
So just what is in this thing exactly? Well, first you’ve got the BBQ grill. It’s electric, of course (this being a fully electric vehicle), but the BBQ itself is part of a full kitchen with counter top, sink, disposal unit, and storage areas.
Then there’s the “Mosquito Barrier”, which could be useful in some countries.
And since, you will probably be using this in summer, how about a miss spray to cool you down?
But then things gets weird. Because the other two items are insane, and I do mean insane, the car also includes a karaoke machine and an entire drone for the purposes of taking BBQ fun times selfies.
Want to see this ultimate tailgating EV come to a driveway near you? Well, if you’re here in Japan, be prepared to front about 500,000円 (円 = ¥, about US$4200) in crowd funding for the chance. America? Sorry, us Americans probably won’t get the chance to have one of these.