Paris Motor Show LIVE: Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept image

Showing that the rather plain Pulsar model could fire up the compact European segment, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Japanese automaker has also brought a sporty Pulsar Nismo concept.

The official reveal of the dynamic variant previews the future introduction of a Nismo flagship, and we all have the fingers crossed it would be just as hot as the Nismo Juke. The Pulsar Nismo “explores the styling and engineering possibilities of a sporting flagship for the Pulsar range” and the Japanese carmaker is “committed to developing its Nismo line-up with the ambition of delivering bold new performance models to a new generation of drivers”.

Finished in a satin grey paint that has contrasting red lines, the Pulsar Nismo also improves the visual cues with a new front bumper that has large air intakes and brake cooling vents. In the back we find an integrated diffuser and sporty central twin exhaust pipes. There’s also new 9-inch five arm alloys, a menacing carbon fiber rear spoiler mated to new side skirts and flared wheel arches.

Inside the cabin the future owners would further get down the racing road, with the tachometer painted red, body wrapping sports seats trimmed in Alcantara, a three-spoke steering wheel and alloy pedals.

Nissan revealed no further details, so we’re left out of any performance figures, with the Japanese saying only a few words about the revised sports suspension system that would give drivers “the kind of agile and sporty responses that are synonymous with Nismo models”.