Nissan is no stranger to churning out awesome-looking concepts and it’s taken the opportunity to do so yet again at the Sao Paolo motor show in Brazil. Its latest flight of fancy is the Extrem – a bonkers urban sports thingy that uses the same engine concept as the Nissan Deltawing.
Under its aggressive-looking bonnet, Nissan envisages the Extrem will boast a version of the 300hp 1.6-litre DIG-T supercharged unit that propels the Deltawing. No performance figures have been given, mainly because it doesn’t actually exist yet, but the firm says the Extrem could be offered with a choice of front or four-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring to help it corner like a frightened antelope.
Nicknamed ‘baby beast’, the Extrem uses a mashup of design styles. It’s part supermini, part compact crossover, part supercar, part 2+2 coupe, part rally car – all mental. There are plenty of interesting design flourishes, including a wrap-around windscreen, ‘floating’ roof rails, and creases so sharp you could cut yourself trying to find the flush-mounted door handles.
The Extrem exists (and we use the term loosely) to underscore Nissan’s commitment to Brazil, a country in which the Japanese car maker plans to invest heavily. It’s extrem-ly unlikely it’ll ever be built, but nobody thought the Juke-R would ever see the light of day and look at it now.
The Extrem is based on Nissan’s V-Platform, which is also used for the Nissan Micra (or March as it’s known in Latin America) so it’s conceivable that if we, the people, give it a warm enough reception Nissan could be pressured into building the thing.
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