Also revealed last year at the Tokyo Motor Show, the IDx Nismo is the same size as the Freeflow, but cuts a more dashing figure in Detroit. At 4.1 meters or about 13 feet in length, it's more compact than the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ.
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This yet unapproved concept from Japan is very bold and arrives in Detroit riding beefy 19-inch alloy wheels with center-locking nuts and sticky tires. Carbon fiber is used not only to make it lighter, but also more glamorous. This has got to be the fist time black carbon is mixed with gray, red and even creamy white for a retro look!
While the IDx Freeflow is envisioned with small engines, this one serves up a healthy 1.6 turbo, which we know can push upwards of 200 hp.
Inside, the Nismo concept is trimmed in bright crimson red and its steering wheel is almost square.
Everybody know what a huge cult car the Scion FR-S has become and if Nissan wants a part of the action, we hope they'll make something good, something that's not equipped with a CVT.
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. Full profile
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