For the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Nissan prepared the Pulsar Nismo, a high-performance of its latest hatchback that will join its lineup next year. Following the same recipe as the other Nismo models, the new Pulsar Nismo gets a new front bumper with large air intakes, a redesigned front grille, new LED daytime running lights as well as larger alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
At the rear, there is a redesigned bumper with integrated exhaust system and a new rear roof spoiler. In addition, the Pulsar Nismo will receive a new braking system as well as an uprated suspension.
Same sporty theme is expected at the interior where we will find Recaro sports seats, a new steering wheel, gear knob and new floor mats. Under the hood, the vehicle will carry the same 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine found also on the Juke Nismo RS and capable to deliver up to 200 hp to the front wheels.
Whether on the track or showroom, every Nismo vehicle is defined by three core values: passion, excitement and race-inspired engineering. Nissan has always been striving to take this Nismo philosophy to as many customers as possible, as confirmed anew by the global unveiling of the new car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. This new Pulsar Nismo Concept is meant as an exploration of the possible styling and engineering of a new Pulsar sporting flagship.
The new Pulsar Nismo Concept is injected with the same sporting genes found in every Nismo product. Meant as a performance model part of the Pulsar, the concept is still a design study at this time. However, the unveiling of the concept confirms Nissan commitment to develop its Nismo line-up by offering new performance models to a new generation of drivers.
The essence of the brand is well-embedded into the new Pulsar Nismo Concept -- into its panels, trims and styling elements – allowing the design study to stand out among its standard models. This is evident on the concept’s satin grey finish and Nismo's signature red Layered Double-Wing. Shaped by airflow analysis, this Layered Double-Wing enhances the aerodynamics performance of the Pulsar Nismo Concept while further lowering its visual center of gravity.
Nissan integrated larger, optimized air intakes and stunning brake cooling vents on the front bumper of the Pulsar Nismo Concept, whose muscularity is defined by it deeper side skirts, a lower ride height and 19-inch five-arm alloy wheels shod 235/35 R19 tires.
Its links to motorsport are reinforced by features like the diffuser-style rear bumper and the central twin exhaust pipes. The new Pulsar Nismo Concept is also defined by rear spoiler, side skirts and flared wheel arches all made from carbon fiber, as well as a reversing lamp with a clear, dark finish.