Nismo gives Pulsar hatch a makeover for the Paris Motor Show

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Nissan has given the Pulsar Nismo a more aggressive stance (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

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Nissan's Nismo department has been busy lately. After giving the legendary GT-R the Nismo treatment, Nissan's motorsport and performance division has taken to the Pulsar hatch. The result is the Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept, which is on display at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The Japanese manufacturer has given its hatchback a larger, more "dramatic" front bumper, which features larger air intakes and brake cooling ducts to fit the car's race-focused persona. The changes aren't limited to the front end, with the Pulsar's standard rear bumper replaced by a far more aggressive diffuser-style unit and a central, twin exhaust. A carbon fiber rear spoiler tops the whole aero package off.

The show car's tougher stance is backed up by a set of 19-inch, 10-spoke wheels wrapped in sticky 235/35 tires, while the bodykit is topped off by a set of side skirts. On top of the pumped-up exterior, the Nismo is hiding an interior fitted with sculpted sports seats and a three spoke steering wheel.

So what's hiding under the car's pumped up, aggressive bonnet? Good question, and one that Nissan is keeping quiet about. Beyond a revised suspension system, incorporating revised spring and damper settings that Nissan says provides drivers with "agile and sporty responses," we don't know anything about what sort of performance the Nismo's body is harboring.

For now, the Pulsar Nismo remains a concept, although Nissan says "further details will follow in due course."

Source: Nissan

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