Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept shows its satin grey exterior at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on October 2, 2014

Nissan has made sure that each of its Nismo vehicles – whether on the track or in the showroom – is underpinned by three core values of passion, excitement and race-inspired engineering. Now, Nissan is unveiling to the global community a new concept vehicle with the Nismo badge at the 2014 Paris Motor Show -- the new Pulsar Nismo Concept. This new concept is essentially a dramatic design study that explores the possible styling and engineering of a new sporting flagship for Nissan’s Pulsar range.

As expected, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept is injected with the same sporting genes found in the brand's Nismo product line. While only a design study at this point, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept opens a new performance dimension to Nissan’s Pulsar range. This concept confirms Nissan’s commitment to further develop its Nismo line-up with new performance models that would cater to a new generation of drivers.

Every panel, trim and styling element of the new Pulsar Nismo Concept distinguishes the design study from the standard models. Finished in satin grey, the body of the Pulsar Nismo Concept is surrounded by Nismo's signature Layered Double-Wing in red. Shaped using airflow analysis, this layered double wing enhances the concept’s aerodynamics performance while further lowering its gravity.

Up front, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept is marked with a dramatic front bumper with larger, optimized air intakes as well as stunning brake cooling vents. When viewed from the sides, the design study exposes its lower ride height, deeper side skirts, side skirts, flared wheel arches and 19-inch five arm alloy wheels shod in 235/35 R19 tires.

On the rear, the Pulsar Nismo Concept is defined by a diffuser-style rear bumper and the central twin exhaust pipes as well as a distinct carbon fiber rear spoiler. The reversing light for the Pulsar Nismo Concept's light features a clear, dark finish.

Earlier this year, the Japanese carmaker unveiled the 2015 Nissan Pulsar, which marks its return into the family hatchback segment. It would take on cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and the Ford Focus. Nissan plans to build the 2015 Pulsar at its plant in Barcelona, Spain. and will arrive in the showrooms this autumn.

The new 2015 Nissan Pulsar follows the same design line found on the new Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai. According to Nissan, the new Pulsar is underpinned by the CMF2 modular platform and was designed to meet the specific demands of European car buyers.

It is powered by the famed 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine also found under the hood of the Dacia Duster and the Renault Megane, as tuned deliver 113 bhp of max motive power. Also available if a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine that can deliver 108 bhp of peak output, while returning carbon dioxide emissions level of around 95 g/km.

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Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept

Passion, excitement and race-inspired maverick engineering are three core values that underpin every Nismo product - whether it be on the track or in the showroom. Nissan's desire to bring the Nismo philosophy to the broadest possible audience takes another step forward at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the global unveiling of the new Pulsar Nismo Concept. Shown in public for the first time, the dramatic design study explores the styling and engineering possibilities of a sporting flagship for the Pulsar range.

Embedded with the same sporting DNA that runs throughout the brand's Nismo product line, the Pulsar Nismo Concept brings an exciting new performance dimension to the Pulsar range. Although the concept is only a design study at this stage, Nissan is committed to developing its Nismo line-up with the ambition of delivering bold new performance models to a new generation of drivers.

The Pulsar Nismo Concept distils the essence of the brand into every panel, trim and styling element, setting itself apart from its standard grades. The Concept's paintwork is finished in satin grey and surrounding the body is the Nismo's trademark Layered Double-Wing accentuated in red. Its unique shape is designed by airflow analysis, and it improves aerodynamics performance even better as well as giving lower gravity appeal to the Nismo cars.

The dramatic front bumper features larger, optimised air intakes and striking brake cooling vents. Deeper side skirts, a lower ride height and 19-inch five arm alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres emphasise the muscular form of the Pulsar's design, while the diffuser-style rear bumper and the central twin exhaust pipes, further reinforce the Concept's motorsport feel. Other elements include; a unique carbon fibre rear spoiler, side skirts and flared wheel arches. As opposed to the conventional white lamp reversing lamp, the Pulsar Nismo Concept's light hosts a clear, dark finish.

Further design features on the Pulsar Nismo Concept is the addition of a chrome trim around the side windows painted in black as well as a carbon fibre finish and trademark Nismo red struck down the door mirrors to further amplify Nissan's sporty C-hatch Concept.

Inside, the Pulsar Nismo Concept continues the race-inspired theme with a red coloured tachometer, deeply sculpted sports seats trimmed in Alcantara, a sporty three-spoke steering wheel and alloy pedals.

At Nismo, nothing is designed just to give a sporty appeal. Every single detail is backed by learnings from the real-world racing track, and that is the premium element that Nismo design delivers. So, even when the design looks aggressive, there lies intelligence behind the shape - progressive in its form, taking cues from latest technological learnings.

As with all Nismo models, the Pulsar Nismo Concept delivers much more than mere kerb appeal. Nismo engineers know that great performance comes from a combination of lateral thinking, intelligent engineering and a willingness to try new ideas - a combination that has paid dividends over on the race track for more than 30 years.

Under the skin, the Pulsar Nismo Concept features a revised suspension system that incorporates settings honed on the racetrack. In addition to a lower ride height, the Pulsar Nismo Concept incorporates revised spring and damper settings to provide drivers with the kind of agile and sporty responses that are synonymous with Nismo models. Further still, steering on the Pulsar Nismo Concept has been honed and modified for an even more direct response, gaining learnings from Pulsar road car and pushing for further focus and finesse on the driver experience.

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