2010 Nissan FR Sports Car
A 220 – 250ps 1.6L turbo inline 4 cylinder engine gives Nissan’s new compact FR sports car a slight power edge over Toyota… let the battle begin!
Best Car continues its series of scoops on the Nissan FR sports car with some more specific information concerning body size, weight and power outputs which are rumored to be even closer to the Toyota offering that first thought. It turns out that these two cars will practically mirror each other in all but the powerplant. The Nissan is likely to use a HR16DET inline 4 cylinder turbo with VCR (Variable Compression Ratio Piston-Crank System) which will produce between 220 – 250ps, put out 30.0kg/m and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. At 1250kg it should have quite pleasing performance.
The body size will depend on the new platform which will be used for the Nissan FR sports car, that being the “54″ type platform which at 1750mm, is likely to make it slightly wider than the S15 Silvia it will replace. The overall length will also be slightly shorter than the S15 and just a fraction taller according to Best Car. These dimensions are very close to the rumored dimension the Toyota FR sports car will have, so it will be very interesting to see just how these two cars perform alongside each other.
Although the final body styling hasn’t been decided on yet, Best Car has gone ahead and made some images along the lines of what their source pointed out as being “similar to the V36 Skyline Coupe”. Apparently Nissan is still aiming to keep the new FR sports car as close to the 2,000,000 yen mark as possible, although it is expected to break that barrier Nissan will have some stiff pricing competition from Toyota/Subaru who themselves are looking to keep costs to a minimum.
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