2012 Nissan Extrem Concept
Nissan releases the first official photos for their new sport car concept named 2012 Nissan Extrem Concept. This model will make its world premiere at 2012 Sao Paulo International Auto Show this week.
The automaker say that the 2012 Nissan Extrem Concept will be powered by a turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine based on the Juke crossover engine as well as the one in the DeltaWing race car. The V-platform of the Extrem is flexible enough to spawn front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
Nissan describes this model as “Baby Beast” nickname — as a “new urban compact sports car”. The designer also describe the vehicle as an “urban rally car” aimed at young couples that spend most of their time in the city, though occasionally like to head for the outdoors. The lower half of the body and raised ground clearance is said to express the vehicle’s strength and soft-road ability, while the sharply sloping roof line suggests its sporting intention.
The combination of elements such as the wraparound glass, floating roof rails and detached C pillars enhance the feeling of an open, airy cabin. The rest of the concept features current Nissan design trends such as a raked windshield, angular headlights and vertical daytime running lights.
For the body design, Exterm’s has 3850 mm long, 1765 mm wide, and 1530 mm high with 2450 mm wheelbase. The concept of Nissan Extrem painted in a new color for Nissan, Solar Cortex, which is described as a deep metallic orange with radiant highlights. Other new elements include the contrasting matte finish of the roof and bright colors on the 19-inch alloy wheels.
It sort of looks like a high riding 2+2 version of the GT-R, but don’t expect it to be powerful like the GT-R, though we have seen one example of that!
The manufacturer has not said anything about production, launch date and pricing detail for this model. Rumor say that 2012 Nissan Extrem Concept will be sold only in the South American market.