Nissan Pulsar in its current production spec is offered with a range of diesel and petrol units. Top of the range 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol delivers 187bhp, which is nice, but clearly long ways to take on other hot hatches in the C-segment.
A NISMO version has been in news for a while and Nissan has finally unveiled the hot Pulsar Nismo concept the Paris Motor Show.
The concept is currently just a design study at this stage, exploring the styling and engineering possibilities of a sporting flagship for the Pulsar range.
However Nissan does mention the company is “committed to developing its Nismo line-up with the ambition of delivering bold new performance models to a new generation of drivers”.
The sporty Pulsar Nismo concept features a new front bumper with larger air intakes, front lip spoiler, integrated diffuser, carbon-fibre rear spoiler, brake cooling vents, side skirts and wheel arches.
There are also new central twin exhaust pipes and 19-inch five arm alloy wheels fitted with 235/35 R19 tyres. The car also rides much lower than the standard model thanks to a new sports suspension with revised springs and damper settings.
Interior reveals red coloured tachometer, sports seats covered in Alcantara, a three-spoke steering wheel and alloy pedals.
What’s under the bonnet remains a mystery, but there have been reports Nissan wants the Pulsar Nismo to break the current Nürburgring record for front-wheel drive cars, meaning the unconfirmed engine should pack around 270-300bhp, similar to other top of the range hot hatches.