Great handling isn’t a result of just data. It requires a human touch. NISMO development drivers are much more than just racecar drivers focused on the fastest lap time. They focus on what the vehicle should feel like. What is exciting. What feels thrilling. As much on the street as on the track. They ensure every NISMO feels like a NISMO.
Meet Hiroyoshi Kato. Nissan Technical Meister. Nissan Nürburgring Meister. He is not easily satisfied. But when he is, you’ll feel the magic every time you are behind the wheel.
With NISMO vehicles now being sold in many countries, a worldwide audience can appreciate the incredible amount of engineering, testing, and manufacturing know-how required before a vehicle wears the NISMO badge.
A NISMO vehicle looks the way it does for one simple reason – pure function. Painstaking design down to the millimeter creates a shape with massive downforce to help you hold the road. Details like a rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and side sills reduce drag so you slice through the air. The fact that it looks this great doing so – icing on the cake.
Step on the throttle and feel how race-proven engineering makes every trip through the gears memorable, with quick response, strong low-end torque, a wide powerband, and the unique growl of the exhaust note.
Regular Nissan vehicles go through years of extensive dynamic development and testing. Then, when they are done, the NISMO team takes it from there and keep on developing. Enter the master craftsman. More tests. More engineering. More perfecting of the driving experience.
A UNIQUELY HUMAN TOUCH
While it is important, data will only tell you so much. A number alone won't thrill, won't give an unforgettable driving experience. It takes a special kind of genius – a uniquely human touch – to take science and turn it into a living, breathing, exhilarating machine.
Intimately Connected to the Road
You feel it through the wheel, the seats, the pedals. Competition-tuned suspensions can feature enhancements like stiffer springs, body dampers, and chassis reinforcements to create incredible handling and precision. Your NISMO responds to your commands as if it were reading your mind.
Inside the World of NISMO
NISMO vehicles go through a series of body and chassis stiffness reinforcements after the vehicles leave the assembly line.
NISMO models get large diameter structural supports. Each part is applied after the vehicles leave the assembly line by a unique team. Each attachment bolt is checked, then double-checked.
The Touchpoint Between Car and Road
Bend into a corner and the steering tells you everything you need to know. Step on the brakes and feel control that lets you perfectly balance the chassis for precise handling. Hundreds of tire, brake, and wheel combinations are tested on track and street to find the right match for the chassis and to make sure you’re hard-wired to your drive.
Inside the World of NISMO
The right tires are essential to everything else. You can’t tune the shocks, the coils, or even choose the right wheel stiffness until you get the right tire size and compound chosen.
Deeply bolstered sport seats hold you as you corner. Alcantara® cloth improves your grip on the steering wheel. Inspired by rally driving and drifting, there’s even a red signature atop the steering wheel to let you know where 12 o’clock is. In a NISMO cockpit, car and driver become one.
Nissan's sporty sedan takes a giant leap forward with the Sentra NISMO. A 1.6L, turbocharged engine, tuned-suspension and 18-inch wheels make this one vehicle that's as powerful as it is practical.