Nissan builds bonkers 315bhp Micra

The engine came from one of these...
The engine came from one of these...
Auto Express reports this week that Nissan has shoehorned a tweaked version of the 3.5-litre V6 from the 350Z coupé -- into a Micra. The car's to be called the Micra 350SR, and also features a special body kit.

In a move reminiscent of Renault's Clio V6, Nissan has thrown away the rear seats to make way for a mid-mounted version of the 310bhp engine, which has been mated to a close-ratio, six-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. Nissan reckoned the car will make 60mph in under five seconds, with a 150mph top speed.

The heart transplant was conducted by race and tuning company Ray Mallock Limited using parts made by Nissan's motorsport division, Nismo. 350Z wheels and hubs are used along with specially machined drive shafts. Painted in the 2005 350Z Japanese GT touring car colours, the muscular Micra 350SR was first shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Question is, would you want to do 150mph in a Micra?

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  • lap_time 13 Jul 2005

    rodthrutheblock said:
    Modding is the way forward. Makes life interesting. If it's dull, modify it 'til you laugh!!!!!!!!
    Just like my 160bhp '48 Land Rover


  • timmy30 12 Jul 2005

    I wonder how the orrid little toad would actually handle at 150mph though? If it's anything like the old mid engined Renault 5 it'll feel like being strapped to a cardboard box on rollerskates with a rocket strapped to your back.....fun but bad for the nerves

    >> Edited by timmy30 on Tuesday 12th July 15:43

  • klassiekerrally 12 Jul 2005



    >> Edited by klassiekerrally on Tuesday 12th July 15:40

  • rodthrutheblock 12 Jul 2005

    Modding is the way forward. Makes life interesting. If it's dull, modify it 'til you laugh!!!!!!!!
    Just like my 160bhp '48 Land Rover

  • PhillT 12 Jul 2005

    At least at 150mph no one could tell it was you driving a Micra...

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