Nissan teases new sports car concept ahead of Sao Paulo debut

By all accounts, the Sao Paulo International Motor Show doesn’t carry the same prestige as its counterparts in Geneva or Frankfurt , but every so often, less heralded auto shows play host to some pretty interesting concepts. This year’s show in Brazil is no different.

Straight from the fine folks of Nissan comes this pair of teaser photos of what looks to be a sports car. We don’t really know what it is and the Japanese automaker is doing a pretty good job keeping the lid closed, but speculation around the industry seems to suggest that it could be a lite version of the GT-R.

Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer did a fairly good job with the tease of the concept, saying very little while providing plenty of room for speculation. "The showcar will dazzle on two counts," he said.

“It is a genuinely new and exciting concept, and it will explode with energetic design and impressive color that fully express our impression toward the country."

Looking at the teaser photos - or what very little we can actually distinguish - it looks like there are some elements that have been lifted off of Godzilla himself. The headlights, for one, look pretty similar to the GT-R, as does the front grille. On the flip side, the taillights are completely different from the GT-R, which could very well suggest that this concept could be a completely new sports car that Nissan is looking to build to compete with the plethora of new Japanese sports cars being released these days.

Heck, we wouldn’t even be surprised if this model ends up becoming a Datsun .

We’ll dig into the new Nissan concept and pass along any new information as soon as we get it.


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