There are many reasons why our very own Christian handed Nissan the award for "Best Enthusiast Brand", and one of then is that the Japanese manufacturer is racing on more levels than most automakers. From super-fast Formula 1 and Le Mans racing to Australian touring car hooning known as V8 Supercars, Nissan has been revving its engines and showcasing technology at the top of the motorsport realm for years now.

Granted, its V8 Supercar efforts haven’t been particularly successful, but that didn’t stop Nissan from rolling out a special-edition hatchback ahead of the 2014 Bathurst 1000, Australia’s most iconic motorsport event. The vehicle in question, a slightly customized Pulsar SSS, hits Nissan’s Australian dealerships just in time to celebrate 30 years since Nissan’s first Bathurst 1000 pole position, won by George Fury in the Bluebird Turbo in 1984. Read on to find more about this limited-edition hatch.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition.

  • 2014 Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    188
  • Torque @ RPM:
    177
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    28990
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition in detail

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The hatch is only available in Polar White and Brilliant Silver, both providing an exciting contrast with the racing stripes.

While the company’s European arm is readying a brand-new Pulsar model, Nissan Australia is busy selling its very own Pulsar hatchback. The vehicle is actually a rebadged Nissan Tiida and has nothing to do with the automaker’s new effort on the European market. The special-edition model is also based on the Australian-spec Tiida, but comes in SSS trim and carries the Heritage Edition moniker.

Although it comes with no additional body enhancements, it features Nissan’s distinctive red-and-blue racing stripes, as well as "Heritage Edition" lettering on its front doors. The hatch is only available in Polar White and Brilliant Silver, both providing an exciting contrast to the racing stripes. Additional goodies include Heritage Edition headrests, floor mats, and interior badging. The company also offers a Nissan Motorsport team shirt in which customers can cheer for the race-spec Altimas during those spectacular V8 Supercar events.

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Only 40 units of the SSS Heritage Edition hatches will be built, with prices starting from AU$28,990 for the manual transmission and AU$31,631 for the CVT.

There are no modifications under the hood of the Heritage Edition model, meaning buyers will benefit from the exact same engine offered in the Pulsar SSS. The 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine generates 188 turbocharged horses and 177 pound-feet of torque and mates to either a six-speed manual or a CVT with manual mode.

Only 40 units of the SSS Heritage Edition hatches will be built, with prices starting from AU$28,990 for the manual transmission and AU$31,631 for the CVT. That’s about $25,280 and $27,540, respectively, as of 10/16/2014.

Press Release

Nissan has unveiled the Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit today in the lead up to this year’s Bathurst 1000.

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Nissan will sell a limited edition of 40 of the sporty hatches as part of its celebration of 30 years since its first Bathurst 1000 pole position, won by George Fury in the Nissan Bluebird Turbo in 1984.

The Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition was unveiled at Mount Panorama today, alongside the Nissan Bluebird Turbo and the #36 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar, which features a commemorative Bluebird-themed livery at Bathurst.

“Nissan has a proud motorsport heritage in Australia, particularly at Bathurst,” said Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Managing Director and CEO Richard Emery.

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“We have been really pleased with the response to our Bathurst heritage campaign to date. Australian motorsport fans genuinely appreciate the history of the sport and legends such as George Fury.

“An extension of this program is the Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition. It is fitting that this limited edition turbo hatch carries the same colours at the Nissan Bluebird Turbo, the first turbocharged car to claim outright pole position for the Bathurst 1000.”

The Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition is based on the popular Pulsar SSS turbo hatch model. It features distinctive Nissan red and blue factory racing stripes and branding, as well as heritage edition floor mats, head rests, interior badging and a Nissan Motorsport heritage team shirt.

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The Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition is available with a six-speed manual or Xtronic transmission, and will go on-sale in Polar White and Brilliant Silver colours.

The Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition will be in Nissan dealerships from late October 2014 priced at $28,990 drive-away for the manual transmission and $31,631 drive-away for the Xtronic transmission.

Nissan and V8 Supercars will also giveaway one Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition via a promotion in the Seven Network telecast of this week’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

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The four-car Nissan Motorsport V8 Supercars team will be on-track at Mount Panorama from tomorrow, when first practice for the 2014 Bathurst 1000 begins.

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