The car is tucked away in a glass box around the back of the stand, and while there's no official information at all, a French lady with a charming accent assured us the brief appearance was designed purely to tease. (You had to be there. Sigh...)
What's evident from a quick nose around is a front end with triple styling 'strakes' on the corners, while the rear end features a new diffuser and exhaust treatment. Inside what we took to be an M-Spec car, an increasingly luxurious interior trim now features more leather in places like the door sills. (How annoyed will you be when the gf or bf scuffs those with her or his, er... stilettos.)
It's believed the new car will shed approximately 30kgs in weight - in spite of the extra cow being applied internally - while the twin turbo motor will crank out up to 506bhp.
Thanks to an unrelenting Nurburgring test programme, there are also said to be revised spring and damper rates, which we hope may make the ride a little more supple - as long as it's not at the expense of going stupendously fast around corners, naturally.
We're not entirely sure why Nissan is saving details of this car until Oct 18th, as it wouldn't have been hard to get its act together a couple of weeks earlier. Perhaps it was considered a distraction from all the dreary 'eco' stuff going on elsewhere on its stand, and which you can probably read about on What Car?