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Nismo gives Pulsar hatch a makeover for the Paris Motor Show

Nismo gives Pulsar hatch a mak...
Nissan has given the Pulsar Nismo a more aggressive stance (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Nissan has given the Pulsar Nismo a more aggressive stance (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept is a more aggressive Pulsar hatchback (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept is a more aggressive Pulsar hatchback (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept has a new front bumper (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept has a new front bumper (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's upgraded front bumper has larger air intakes and brake cooling ducts (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's upgraded front bumper has larger air intakes and brake cooling ducts (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Larger, 19-inch wheels fit the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's sporty persona (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Larger, 19-inch wheels fit the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's sporty persona (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Nissan is tight lipped on the mechanical details of the Pulsar Nismo concept (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Nissan is tight lipped on the mechanical details of the Pulsar Nismo concept (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The standard Pulsar's rear bumper has been replaced with a more aggressive, diffuser style setup (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The standard Pulsar's rear bumper has been replaced with a more aggressive, diffuser style setup (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Central exhaust are also a part of the Nismo upgrades (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Central exhaust are also a part of the Nismo upgrades (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Carbon fiber touches are littered around the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Carbon fiber touches are littered around the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Red detailing is designed to signal the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's sporty intent (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Red detailing is designed to signal the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's sporty intent (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Pulsar Nismo has undergone a similar treatment to the Nissan Juke (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Pulsar Nismo has undergone a similar treatment to the Nissan Juke (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept bodykit also includes side skirts and flared wheelarches (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept bodykit also includes side skirts and flared wheelarches (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Lowered suspension is a part of the Nismo makeover (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Lowered suspension is a part of the Nismo makeover (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A rear spoiler tops off the Nismo treatment (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A rear spoiler tops off the Nismo treatment (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A set of sticky 235/35 tires are wrapped around the wheels (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A set of sticky 235/35 tires are wrapped around the wheels (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Nissan is yet to reveal details about what is hiding under the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's bonnet (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Nissan is yet to reveal details about what is hiding under the Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept's bonnet (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Nissan has given the Pulsar Nismo a more aggressive stance (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Nissan has given the Pulsar Nismo a more aggressive stance (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

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.

A rear spoiler tops off the Nismo treatment (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A rear spoiler tops off the Nismo treatment (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

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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