Nissan’s Nismo-branded variants are typically the most performance-oriented versions of a particular model. However, the car manufacturer has decided to turn the wick up on the Note e-POWER Nismo to make it even faster.
The result is the new Nissan Note e-POWER Nismo S, set to be sold exclusively in Japan.
Nissan launched the Note e-POWER Nismo back in December 2016 but perhaps on the back of customer demand, has created a faster version. Differences between the two are almost entirely limited to mechanical and software upgrades but some minor visual tweaks are present.
Most importantly, Nissan has outfitted the Note e-POWER Nismo S with custom tuning for its inverter and vehicle control module, increased electrical output, and improved reduction drive. These changes result in 25 per cent more power and torque than the standard Nismo model. As a result, the Nismo S delivers 100 kW (134 hp) and an impressive 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque from its hybrid powertrain.
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Buyers of the Note e-POWER Nismo S will have a multitude of driving modes at their disposal, varying from “outstanding performance” to excellent fuel efficiency.
Visual differences between the Nismo S and the regular Note e-POWER Nismo are limited to new badges and LED headlights.
Like the Nismo, the Nismo S is also upgraded over run-of-the-mill Leaf models with a custom front bumper, new tailpipe, bespoke suspension, strengthened front stabilizer, revised structural enhancements, speed-sensing electric power-assisted steering, 16-inch aluminum wheels with Yokohama DNA S tires, suede covered sports seats, aluminum accelerator and brake pedals, and a custom aluminum footrest.
Pricing details for the Japanese market haven’t been announced.