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TUNED FOR PERFORMANCE

| 16/06/2012 | 0 Comments

Nissan’s presence at Le Mans this year is bigger and better than ever before. 13 of 20 LMP2 class cars choosing to run with Nissan power and alongside the pioneering Nissan DeltaWing and Juke-R, the production version of Nissan Juke Nismo will make its global debut at the world’s most famous race, the Le Mans 24 hour this weekend.

Previously revealed as a concept at the Tokyo and Geneva International Motor Shows, this is the first glimpse of Nismo’s legendary performance DNA which will make the eagerly awaited transition from racetrack to road in early 2013.
Nismo, the Nissan’s motorsport and personalisation division in Japan have engineered a new aerodynamics kit, giving the Juke an even more efficient, dynamic and powerful design. The new model features lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and tailgate spoiler which control airflow. Stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres offer improved grip, and further boost the Juke’s on-road presence.
The Juke Nismo is enhanced with a tuned-up version of its 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, inspired by the one installed in Nissan’s revolutionary DeltaWing Le Mans race car. As well as featuring stiffened suspension settings and new steering modifications for sportier direct handling and improved traction control, the new model will also be available with torque vectoring, a technology offering better grip and cornering capacity.
The Nismo treatment continues inside the cabin, where the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims have been redesigned to boost the sporty feeling when driving and special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching have been added for increased holding while cornering.
The Juke Nismo will be built at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK in Sunderland, alongside other members of the Juke family and sales in Europe are due to start early January 2013, in Japan and USA will be available at a later date.

                                                                                                                                           

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