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Nissan Extrem concept packs Deltawing engine technology

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.

Nissan's new concept is Extrem by name, extreme by nature.
Nissan’s new concept is Extrem by name, extreme by nature.

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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