Nissan Canada has taken the wraps off the 2016 Micra Cup special edition derived from the track-only namesake model.
The limited-run model does not have any mechanical upgrades as all of the tweaks implemented are purely for boosting its visual appeal. These include body graphics to mimic the racecar’s exterior along with eight-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheels. There's also an individually numbered plaque signed by Olivier Bédard, the reigning champion in the Nissan Micra Cup competition.
Nissan Canada has announced the model will go on sale this spring and only 250 units will be made. The starting price of a regular base Micra is $9,998.00 CAD.
As for the motorsport version, it’s powered by the same 109 horsepower 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine as the road-going model, but comes with beefier brakes, upgraded suspension, and a race-spec exhaust. Moreover, the interior cabin is stripped out to shave off excess weight and benefits from racing bucket seats with five-point harnesses and a full roll cage.
This year’s season will kick off on May 14-15 with the first two races set to take place at the Calabogie Motorsports Park. The Nissan Micra Cup season will come to an end on September 23-25 with races 15 and 16 at Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
Source: Nissan Canada