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Nissan - MID4

Original name: ニッサンMID4


History

First Unveiled at the 1985 Frankfurt Autoshow, the MID4 was a concept car designed by Nissan to originally go on sale in the mid-late 1980s. Nissan had aimed the MID4 to compete with European supercars from Porsche and Ferrari. The MID4 boasted a wide array of technology and features that would eventually find its way into other Nissan production cars. The MID4 prototypes would evolve into the MID4 II, though unfortunately it would never be put into production.

Early Development

The responsibility of creating the MID4 was given to a team of designers headed by Shinichiro Sakurai in the Spring of 1984. The progress of Sakurai's MID4 team was amazingly rapid, the first four prototypes were completed by March of 1985.

MID4

First unveiled at the 1985 Frankfurt Autoshow.

MID4 II

The MID4 II made its debut at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show.

source: Wikipedia

 

Engine & performance:

Position: mid-engined, transversely

Type: V6, DOHC, 24-valve

Capacity: 2960 cc

Power: 230 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 285 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Drive: 4WD, 4WS

Dimensions:

Length: 4150 mm

Width: 1770 mm

Height: 1200 mm

Wheelbase: 2435 mm

Weight: 1230 kg

Shows

1985  Frankfurt
1985  Tokyo

Picture places

Japanese Showcars 3 

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