Here's the Widebody Nissan Sentra Nismo Nobody Asked For

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Photo: Hugo Silva
Here's the Widebody Nissan Sentra Nismo Nobody Asked ForHere's the Widebody Nissan Sentra Nismo Nobody Asked For
Sports sedans are making a comeback this year with the fresh Jetta GLI being joined by the 2020 Kia Forte GT only a few days ago. However, a similar car slipped under everyone's radar last year.
We're talking about the Nissan Sentra Nismo. It's got the badges, the stripes and a bit of power, but somehow comes up short. It's been on the market for a couple of years and you can still buy one for $25,950 with a manual or the CVT.

In stock format, this compact is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder with 16 valves, dual overhead cams, direct injection, variable valve timing, and spray-coated and mirror-finish cylinder bores to deliver 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. But do you want the same specs as a Juke Nismo RS? It's probably not going to win you drag races.

The standard configuration also comes with 18-inch wheels, sports suspension, brakes and a subtle body kit that's supposed to reduce lift by 30%. It looks like all the other Nismo packages, including the one for the Nismo EV, which is why we were thrilled when we found something better.

It's a race car from an artist called Hugo Silva and looks ready for the world of Need for Speed or whatever racing game the youngins play these days. The Sentra's ego has been boosted by its massive shoulders. Somebody needs to do a steroid check on this guy.

Also, a new chin has been grafted onto the car, complete with quad wings and a giant wing over the trunk. 30% less lift? More like 100% downforce.

Some of the design elements are shared with the artist's Clio RS race car which we just shared, such as the quick-release wheels and some of the aero. It makes you wonder why a giant company like Nissan has failed to excite people in the same way as its European counterpart. Where's our 300 horsepower Golf R rival and why is the GT-R older than the Queen of England?
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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