Nissan teases a brand new Nismo mannequin – Is that this the highly effective model of the Skyline sedan?

Nissan has launched a teaser picture for an upcoming Nismo mannequin. The image reveals the silhouette of a automotive with the launch date of August 8, 2023 written under.

May this be based mostly on the Skyline sedan?

Whereas the teaser picture doesn’t reveal a lot info, on nearer inspection, the silhouette bears resemblance to a different Nissan mannequin. The automotive is none apart from the Skyline sedan. We will discover resemblance with the bonnet, windshield and the roof strains of the teaser and the Skyline sedan. May this imply that Nissan’s efficiency division plans to work on the inventory automotive and launch a extra highly effective road-legal model of the identical?

That is the 14th gen Nissan Skyline. It’s nothing however the Infiniti Q50 in a unique avatar. Nonetheless, this automotive was first launched in Japan in early 2014. The Japanese carmaker gave it facelifts in 2017 and 2019, however it’s fairly an outdated automotive by trendy requirements.

Presently, essentially the most highly effective engine within the Skyline is the three.0-litre twin turbo V6. That is provided within the 400R variant and is sweet for 400 HP and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

It’s doable that Nissan would possibly supply a Nismo variant by taking within the engine from the Fairlady Z Nismo and plonking it within the Skyline 400R. This may be the tuned variant of the three.0-litre twin-turbo V6 good for 414 HP and 383.5 lb.-ft of torque. Other than the elevated engine numbers, Nissan may additionally supply an up to date chassis and new physique package.