Nissan hasn’t constructed a sport compact efficiency variant of its venerable Sentra sedan because the sixth-generation mannequin went out of manufacturing in 2012. And it’s a rattling disgrace, too, as a result of the Sentra SE-R was a comparatively cheap solution to inject some efficiency into your in any other case accountable grownup life. Nissan simply unveiled its most fun Sentra in years, a NISMO idea for the SEMA present subsequent week, and it’s an actual ripper. It’s not accessible on the market, however come on Nissan, it could possibly be!
Does it have a stick? You wager your ass it has a stick! After all you’ll be able to’t at present order a Sentra with a stick from Nissan (except you’re Canadian), however it’s SEMA, something is feasible when you dream laborious sufficient. This machine lets you three-pedal dance with a turbocharged jig, because the engine now sports activities a large Garrett turbocharger and a bunch of additional energy. Nissan doesn’t give any energy figures or a lot details about the automotive, actually. It seems enjoyable, although.
To help the G25 turbocharger, the automotive is handled to lower-compression Manley pistons and Eagle rods, a set of Bosch secondary injectors, a Garrett intercooler, and Motec stand alone engine administration. The exhaust is a NISMO cat-back, and hopefully sounds good. The transmission contains a light-weight flywheel and sport clutch, plus a Quaife restricted slip differential to deal with the facility and preserve the revs up.
The suspension is a set of NISMO coilovers and sway bars, accessible on your Sentra proper now. The wheels have been swapped for a set of NISMO-branded six-spokes, black on one facet and bronze on the opposite, wrapped in Yoko Advan Neova tires. Behind these wheels are a full set of Nissan Z calipers and rotors, which is fairly rad parts-binning.
Whereas the garish NISMO wrap is hardly my type, I like every thing else about this automotive, and hope it portends a future filled with sporty Nissans. Personally, I’d like to see this not solely constructed and supplied to the general public, however to be joined by a Versa SE-R as properly. I’ll in all probability need to preserve dreaming on that one. My goals are even too bizarre for SEMA and Las Vegas.