Nissan’s NISMO performance division has been hard at work with a series of tuned models like the Juke NISMO RS, the 370Z Coupe NISMO and the GT-R NISMO. However their latest creation is creating a hot hatch out of the Nissan (Versa) Note.
The Note NISMO represents the sportiest vehicle in the Note lineup. In order to satisfy the needs of both the hardcore motorsports fan as well as the causal sports driving enthusiast, Nissan will offer two grades for the Note NISMO, the standard model and the Note NISMO S.
The standard Note NISMO caters to customers who enjoy spirited driving, but who also regards fuel efficiency as an important motoring factor, while the main purpose of the NISMO S-a fuel efficient car in its own right-is to appease the pure high-performance needs of the sports driver, the person who wants to experience the fruits of NISMO’s motorsports heritage.
“Celebrating NISMO’s 30th anniversary, we are planning to expand the number of models available in our road-car lineup. The Note NISMO we introduced today is truly symbolic to the NISMO brand in that it represents the fusion between motorsports that’s embedded in NISMO’s DNA and the success of the Note as a mass production vehicle. NISMO strives to offer a whole new experience of excitement. We are hoping that the Note NISMO will enable us to spread the spirit of NISMO to new consumers and adds to our existing customer base” Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) President and CEO Shoichi Miyatani said.
The NISMO S is equipped with a specially-tuned engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, a combination that allows the driver to tap into the powerplant’s fruitful supply of low-end torque, resulting in a thoroughly pleasurable driving experience. The body has been reinforced, and the car features new aerodynamics that include a new front bumper, side sills, rear bumper and a roof mounted wing. The Note will also be available with different wheels and RECARO sports seats and being finished off in NISMO’s signature white and red color scheme.