Home / Auto News / News article: Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept Gives Enthusiasts 110 More Horsepower - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 20 2013, 5:11 PM

nissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-10-main

Nissan is in the giving spirit and the Sentra is receiving many goodies from the brands NISMO performance division. Lets just get one thing out of the way – this concept makes over 240 hp.

That’s right, this car has almost double the power of a standard Sentra. However, this concept isn’t just about output, with the Sentra NISMO sporting many unique race-inspired touches. Inside is a  cockpit fit for a racer, with Alcanatara appointed Recaro seats. There’s a unique leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, too.

That shift knob is attached to a six-speed manual transmission, which Nissan says is “beefed-up” for the more potent powerplant. The car also features a limited-slip differential to help put all that power to the ground. Suspension components were all touched up by NISMO to give the car the handling it deserves. The wheels are 19-inch RAYS wrapped with 225/35R19 Michelin Super Sport performance tires.

SEE ALSO: 2013 LA Auto Show Coverage

Under the hood, the 1.8-liter engine is turbocharged to make all that power, and features 240 lb-ft of torque. That engine is actually a bored out version of the direct-injection mill found in the new Juke NISMO RS.

The exterior of the Sentra NISMO Concept is what really sets it apart as a performance machine. The white pearl paint finish, oversized fender flares and dual exhaust tips all make this look like a mean compact car.

If you like what you see, don’t get too excited, Nissan calls this car a performance study, hinting at what can happen with NISMO at the helm of the Sentra.

“Fans have asked that we bring back a high-performance Sentra straight from the factory, just like in generations past,” said Nissan Vice President of Product Planning, Pierre Loing. “With NISMO, our in-house motorsports arm already producing versions of the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO, JUKE NISMO RS and upcoming GT-R NISMO, we wanted to demonstrate where we could go in the future.”

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

GALLERY: NISSAN SENTRA NISMO CONCEPT

nissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-02.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-02.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-03.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-04.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-05.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-06.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-07.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-08.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-09.JPGnissan-sentra-nismo-la-auto-show-10.JPG

Discuss this story at our Nissan Forums

  • Andrew

    MAXIMA NISMO PLZ!!!!

  • Gary

    Why are they teasing us???! This car should be produced and not just a concept! If Nissan doesn’t produce this then this concept is seriously going to piss me off.

  • Brendan Cullis

    I hate the current Sentra. Gutless. Slushy CVT. Engine sounds like it works to hard. Put this into production. No brainer.

  • joey

    Is time that pierre login make nissan to stand out from the others make it to go to the production line boy you will regret it if u don’t.

  • Adrian Edwards

    Blah, blah, blah. Don’t dissapoint us Nissan! Start Production now! Don’t make me resort to buying a Subaru, Mitsubishi or even a hyundai for my fun factor. When you do it, don’t hold any punches back. AWD and 2.0L or even 2.5L turbo would be much appreciated with minimum of 300 HP. At least as an option!

  • Shiratori90

    It’s so close, yet the manual transmission makes it so far away. smh