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Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby lne937s » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:16 pm

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http://www.worldcarfans.com/11407167822 ... p-18-liter

So none of it is officially confirmed and the image is just a rendering, but the current scoop is that there will be NISMO versions of the Qashqai and Pulsar with a 266 hp turbocharged 1.8l.

While I think a Pulsar would work well in the US in regular form, I really want to see this car, especially if they add AWD. Would be a perfect replacement for my brother's WRX hatch (he doesn't want a sedan).


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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby RicerX » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:50 pm

THAT is cool. Very cool. Would much rather have this than a Mazdaspeed 3 or something of that nature.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby lne937s » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:09 pm

Latest report is 280hp+ and going for a Nurburgring lap record...
http://jalopnik.com/nissan-could-target ... 902157/all

From Australian interview with Keno Kato, it looks like it would be a serious performer with race spec handling
http://www.caradvice.com.au/299574/niss ... ng-record/
“A fast hatchback is under development by Nismo,” Kato said. “Nismo is from racetrack, so it is aiming at a lap time. That’s the meaning of a serious car.

“Nismo is always very serious. Nismo stands for Nissan Motorsports International, and that’s for the competition. So we will not have any plans to offer a kind of fake Nismo,” he said.

When asked if the brand will be targeting the Nurburgring record specifically, Kato hinted it was possible.

“It’s one of the racetracks,” he said. “It is for the GT-R. For any other vehicle, Nurburgring or any other racetrack. But any way, we have to prove the performance of a Nismo on track. There is no question about that.”
“Silvia on the mountain road in Japan was a joke. Far behind the Civic Type-R, but nobody cared,” he said. “Whereas iDX, that is no discussion. Like Silvia. For Silvia, probably there was no discussion of a lap time.”

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby krash » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:11 am

SO I don't know if this is old news or not, but I'm liking where this is going:

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Notice the hood vent.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby lne937s » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:41 pm

krash wrote:SO I don't know if this is old news or not, but I'm liking where this is going:

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Notice the hood vent.
That is a Pulsar GTI-R concept car, which is a suped up version of the Australian Pulsar that launched several years as the new Tiida in China. It has the same MR16DDT engine as the NISMO Juke. While that car looks very similar to the European Pulsar and is basically the same size, it is on a different platform. The European Pulsar is on the new Common Module architecture, which is under the Qashqai and Rogue. The new platform can handle larger engines, which means that 266 hp is more easily attained.

From an efficiency standpoint, I think it would make sense for them to consolidate the very similar but different cars. They also need to bring a sporty hatch to the US.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby lne937s » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:21 pm

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http://nissaninsider.co.uk/new-pulsar-a ... otor-show/

Over in Paris, Nissan unveiled the NISMO Pulsar concept, as well as the Juke engine regular version. I think the NISMO is pretty sweet, but would be happy if they at least brought the version with the Juke engine. I would much rather have a 250+ hp hatchback than a NISMO Sentra.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby RicerX » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:35 am

Mazdaspeed3, eat your heart out.

I would happily buy one of these if they brought it to the states.

I take it this is a FF configuration? It would be stupid money if it were a 6MT AWD.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby cincysilvias14 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:57 pm

id rock it..

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby RicerX » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:28 am

It's been a while, but I'm hoping something like this is waiting in the wings with the 2016 Nissan Sentra refresh.

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby GearGrind » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:37 pm

Lovely, i hope they can make more of these cars for enthusiasts

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby RicerX » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:14 am

I agree. Welcome to NICO, GearGrind!

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Re: Nismo Pulsar with 266 hp

Postby King Ranzo » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:04 pm

I'd gladly get rid of my Focus ST for one of these. I miss being behind a Nissan badge.


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