i hope it aint gonna look like that its a pegout front!!I know they will probably change it but theyve already made a prototype
totally agree, nissan missed a trick there,The Micra has never really looked "aggressive" even with all the different OEM body kits it rarely looked "sporty". The engineers did have moments of brilliance with the 80's st engine but left it at the engine and just raided the parts bin for slightly better brakes...
K11, Super S: over weight 1.3 k11?
K11E had a 1.4
both K11 and K12 saw a engineered v6, but merely as a giggle or rally car.
K12 1,6 finally starting to get somewhere shame about the looks.
K13 has the same young child on crack that the k11 provided, hopefully they match that with some performance to gain some reputation.
I'd tend to disagree with that , the Toyota Starlet fitted with the 4e-fe engine had twin Over head cams in early 1990 and as regards the timing chain setup i think its sounds horrible compared to a belt, wouldnt the servicing benifitstotally agree, nissan missed a trick there,
but having said that, don't forget that at least the k11 is really unique in some ways for example:
name a model of car that had a production: cabriolet, 5dr, 3dr, 4x4, estate, saloon, pickup, van, and sport version
also strange, jag, alfa and just weird look alike factory kits.
the k11 makes a class winning base for rally sports
the k11 has been so popular that it was rebuilt in Taiwan instead of the k12, i cant think of any car that has the model brought back by popular demand (other than caterham )
the K11 did have a turbo spec, that was the Tommy Kaira ones, but obviously they are really rare
the k11 engine although fairly boring, was still ground breaking, it was the first car of its class to have a double overhead cam, and also a timing chain iirc, it was a lot of poke for a small car. and the ground breaking idea has been a common trait in micras, the super turbo started it, then the k11 with is unique engine, and the k12 was the first small car to come with modern gadgets like fully keyless entry climate control, rain sensing wipers etc.
so micras may not have been race cars all their lives, but still very special cars.
ah fair enough,I'd tend to disagree with that , the Toyota Starlet fitted with the 4e-fe engine had twin Over head cams in early 1990 and as regards the timing chain setup i think its sounds horrible compared to a belt, wouldnt the servicing benifits
Isn't the CG related to the DOHC Bluebirds and Bluebird Turbo, saw one in a scrap yard a few years back and they do look similar, minus the big turbo and oversized induction pipes of course lol.all aluminium dohc chain driven electronic fuel injection and 16vavles with a "lean burn" element to it and 2 catalytic converters....
the cg13de is still one of the best engines ever designed. bearing in mind its a child of the 1980's!