Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. the exclusive distributor of Nissan in the State of Qatar, revealed today at the Qatar Motor Show the latest lineup of performance vehicles under the NISMO brand, GTR Nismo, 370Z Nismo & Patrol Nismo; as well the latest tune-up for the Patrol: the “Desert Edition” that is developed with the support of Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
“This is yet another example of how Nissan is completely in tune with its customers,” says Declan McCluskey, General Manager Automotive at Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. “The Desert Edition of Nissan’s legendary Patrol has been specially developed to be the best vehicle for off-road driving. With the abilities of this incredible vehicle Patrol “Desert Edition” it will address one of the most popular customer needs in Qatar.”
“NISMO is the ultimate essence of Nissan’s promise to deliver ‘Innovation that Excites’. With the high performance brand added to the Nissan Line up, the legendary Patrol addresses the Qatari Market customer demands for performance sports and 4x4 vehicles. The launching the Patrol NISMO model is proof of our commitment to making thrilling driving experiences accessible to all our customers” He added.
While NISMO is already established and well-known in the world of motorsport, it is now being expanded to other markets as Nissan’s exclusive performance road car brand. Firmly rooted in the spirit of pioneering Japanese maverick engineers, where innovative solutions are applied in bold and smart ways to challenge the norm, NISMO cars provide exciting driving experiences with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling characteristics and unmatched agility.
All three of the showcased NISMO models are designed with the NISMO DNA at its core, with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling characteristics and unmatched agility. Some of NISMO’s signature design marks include body kit with red striping and red highlights on door mirrors, making head-turning NISMO versions immediately recognizable.
Nissan believes the thrill of driving a NISMO model comes from the complete package – its premium design, enhanced steering and suspension resulting in an exceptional improvement in performance.
NISMO models feature advanced technologies developed and pressure-tested within the demanding motorsport arena. Compared to their respective standard versions, NISMO vehicles add aerodynamic design born in motorsport, superb handling, improved acceleration and sporty driving dynamics for an exciting drive.
NISMO was founded in September 1984 as a specialty company to support all motorsports activities of Nissan Motor Company (Nissan). Nismo is the performance brand for Nissan, and is one of the company's purveyors of innovation and excitement.
Race-inspired version of Nissan's legendary SUV-Patrol
428 HP for exhilarating performance
Torque improvement over 70% rev-range
NISMO® 22" RAYS® forged-alloy wheels
NISMO® tuned suspension using ‘Bilstein’ shock absorbers for improved handling and ride comfort
Takumi tuned Engine
Customized body reinforcements for precision steering & quick response
Segment first Zero-Lift aerodynamic body kit
NISMO® signature designed body kit
NISMO® Sport tuned Power Steering
NISMO® Bespoke designed interiors
GT-R NISMO (MY15 GT-R NISMO US spec as reference)
Race-inspired version of Nissan's legendary GT-R
600hp (441kw) for blistering performance
Advanced aerodynamics generating additional 100kg of downforce at 300km/h (186mph) for exceptional road-holding
370Z NISMO (MY15 Z NISMO US spec as reference)
Refreshed 370Z NISMO features distinctive new exterior appearance, redesigned wheels and enhanced interior
Performance enhancements include retuned suspension and Recaro® co-developed seats exclusively designed for 370Z Nismo
Building on the Patrol’s reputation as the most capable of all off-road vehicles, the new Nissan Patrol Desert Edition has been specially developed by Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the Middle East’s most accomplished motorsports personality and founder of the world famous Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Powered by Nissan. Its introduction to the Qatari market resulted from customer feedback and comprehensive market research, which showed a genuine demand for the abilities and equipment levels it offers.