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Old 03-17-2005, 04:22 PM
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New Nissan Sport Concept

Nissan Sport Concept Brings Nissan Sports Thinking To Small Car Segment in New York Auto Show Debut

The Nissan Sport Concept, which will make its public world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/youth concept vehicles following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts. The Sport Concept is a dynamic three-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time.

“The story behind the development of the Sport Concept, AZEAL and Actic is that Nissan is thinking big about the small car segment,” said Jack Collins, vice president, product planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “With these three design explorations, we’re focusing on how we can bring Nissan’s heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack design excitement and strong visual appeal.”

“The Nissan Sport Concept, like the AZEAL and Actic before it, is first and foremost a showcase of future thinking, yet it is also a car that would be right at home in Nissan showrooms in the not-too-distant future,” said Collins. “Nissan has a strong global lineup of compact enthusiast vehicles, including the March, Cube, Tiida, Note and Sentra SE-R, and, in the Nissan 350Z, one of the world’s most desirable sports cars. The new Nissan Sport Concept fuses the best of both worlds.”

The exterior of the Nissan Sport Concept combines shapes and forms that are both geometrical and mechanical in feel, creating a sense of acceleration and kinetic energy. The dynamic fender forms give the special Pearl White-painted body a look of pure, almost animal performance. Its athletic roofline is marked by a large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tires provide an animated, video game-like stance.

The body construction utilizes both metal and carbon-fiber composite components. The 20-inch six-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint finish surface treatment. The Sport Concept’s headlights and rear combination lights utilize small lamps with multi-layered reflectors.

“The Nissan Sport Concept may be small dimensionally but it is large in its dynamic energy – aggressive, highly functional and definitely street-wise,” said Collins.

The interior of the Sport Concept is designed to fit four adults comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats – with every element of the cockpit existing to enhance the vehicle’s engaging driving experience.

The deep, body-wrapping front bucket seats are covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts and feature formed head restraints and integrated 4-point seat belts. The instrument panel includes integrated tachometer and gauges and a distinctive center cluster. The Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance center console with the emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid.

Independent rear seats, also covered in a combination of leather and suede, offer true four-place seating with integrated 4-point seat belts. Other rear passenger features include center console-mounted support grips and a large blue-cone speaker and woofer located in the rear parcel shelf.

“The Nissan Sport Concept is as close to performance art for the street as you can get – modern, cool, ready to run,” said Collins. “When it comes to the next wave of small car design, a SHIFT_ is about to be made. And Nissan is making it.”


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At a Glance: Nissan Sport Concept

The Nissan Sport Concept, which will make its public world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/ youth concept vehicles, following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts.

The Sport Concept is a dynamic three-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time. The Sport Concept brings Nissan’s heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack excitement and visual appeal. Highlights of the Nissan Sport Concept include:

Exterior
  • Aggressive, athletic roofline with large rear spoiler
  • Bold surface composition and robust fender character lines
  • Large, muscular front bumper air intake with large wings
  • Rear bumper outlet with strong negative surface and bold composition
  • Projector-style headlights and rear combination lamps with multi-layered reflectors
  • 20-inch aluminum-alloy six-spoke wheels with machined and painted surfaces
  • Extensive use of carbon-fiber composite parts
  • Pearl White metallic paint
  • Wheelbase - 102.4 inches
  • Overall length - 171.3 inches
  • Overall height - 59.1 inches
  • Overall width - 71.1 inches
Interior
  • Driver-oriented cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience
  • 2+2 seating with emphasis on the deep, body-wrapping front seats with built-in 4-point seat belts
  • Front seats covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts
  • Sporty instrument panel with integrated tachometer and gauges
  • Distinctive center console with emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid, distinctive sport-throw shifter lever
  • Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel
  • Individual rear seats with built-in 4-point seat belts, leather and suede coverings
  • Rear console-mounted support grips
  • Illuminated starter button on instrument panel
Design
  • Designed, created and managed by Nissan Design, Nissan Technical Center, Atsugi, Japan
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:09 PM
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i don't really like it on first reaction. but i don't hate it. i like parts of it. some of the design nuances are very nice. like the mirrors. the rear end is cool looking. it is very Z-inspired.

the car seems to be what the ford focus wishes it was. this car seems tunable. i think a 6-spd gearbox and a turbo would make this car a bad a$$ little machine.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:06 AM
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It's very nice. But...only 8000RPM????
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:23 PM
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I've said it before on other boards, but the new cars (including concept) just look real cluncky. Where is the style, the grace, the flowing lines? Damn the powerplant boyz! It's gotta look good first!
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:01 PM
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People said the same thing about the enzo when it came out. The camera usually can't capture the true looks of the car. I'm sure it'll look better in person.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:18 AM
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Now I'm impressed! Not too many people will admit to know much bout the enzo. Hate to say this, but I didn't think much of it either.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:36 AM
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i saw the enzo last year at the LA auto show. that thing is stunning in person. it looks like an aircraft.

canada, i relate to what you say about some of the new concept cars looking clunky and chunky: the areas of the cars seem to be getting compartmentalized into sections that do not relate to the other parts of the car, creating an odd-looking beast.
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An Enzo once sped past me REALLY quickly. It was a blur, not until I got to see part of it's backend 'til I realized it was an Enzo. At that time, I was going around 110 at least.. I think I was traveling long distance somewhere and was in a hurry.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:35 AM
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Ei guys doesn't it look to u like a futuristic equivalent of rhe present Peugeot 307???
I can find a lot in komon when I look at the back of this little fireball. they just stretched the lights a little it and changed the front end a little. Someone to bring pictures so we can compare.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:44 AM
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And the inerior is stunning. I would love to have one of those just for fun rides. I would love to see the scared faces of my friends back in Bulgaria when I tell them to fasten the 4point belts in the back. They alredy know how i drive . Btw I used to have a BMW 525TDS back there but had to leave it to mu father. I really liked this car.
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