Nissan reveals new high-performance Note Nismo

Nissan reveals new high-performance Note Nismo

Sporty Note Nismo features an upgraded powertrain and new bodywork and will go on sale this autumn, but it won’t be coming to the UK

Nissan has revealed a sporty Nismo-badged version of the new Note, although the model won’t be coming to the UK.

Set to go on sale in the Japanese market in the autumn, the Note Nismo comes with an upgraded powertrain package, although Nissan hasn’t released any performance details so far.

The car’s tyres, suspension and bodywork are also upgraded, with a new grille seen here alongside special front and rear bumpers, side sills and a roof spoiler.

The Note Nismo also comes with custom sports seats inside, while Recaro sports seats are optional. Two grades of the car will be available, the standard Note Nismo and the Nismo S.

Describing the two models, Nissan says the Note Nismo “caters to customers who enjoy spirited driving, but who also regard fuel efficiency as an important motoring factor,” while the Nismo S “is to appease the pure high-performance neeeds of the sports driver, the person who wants to experience the fruits of Nismo’s motorsports heritage.”

Nismo product specialist Hiroshi Tamura said: “The development concept of this model was to build a car that makes you want to keep driving, no matter where your destination may be.”

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