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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  • r988 11 Jul 2005

    A completely stupid and pointless idea...

    I love it!

  • Plotloss 11 Jul 2005

    There have been a few Ice Racing Micras built in the Benelux countries with 300ZX engines mounted a midships.

  • gofasterrosssco 12 Jul 2005

    As long as it doesn't go all porky like the Clio V6 did...... around 1000Kg and 310Bhp would be much nicer Im sure

  • cdp 12 Jul 2005

    Soon to be found at the front of a queue of traffic near you....

  • jeremyc 12 Jul 2005

    Its not the first time Nissan and Ray Mallock have done this - as reported right here on PH.

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