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The First Electric Nismo Is A Nissan Ariya With 430 HP

Following the GT-R, Z, and Skyline exclusive to Japan, Nissan unveils its fourth Nismo model, which does away with the internal combustion engine. The announcement took place today at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon, when Nissan presented a high-performance Ariya. The power bump goes hand in hand with the sportier body kit; it’s not just for show.

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Nissan intends to offer the Ariya Nismo in two variations in the Land of the Rising Sun. The standard model belts out a combined output of 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque, driven by a pair of electric motors pulling juice from a 66-kWh battery pack. If you choose the more robust model, the power and torque increase to 430 horsepower (320 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm), along with a bigger capacity battery.

2024 Nissan Ariya Nismo

The Ariya Nismo isn’t exactly light for an electric SUV. The lightest version weights 4,587 pounds (2,080 kg), while the heaviest configuration can weigh up to 4,894 pounds (2,220 kg). Strangely, Nissan has not released any information on performance. But it’s safe to infer that the 430-horsepower version accelerates to 60 mph faster than the previous most potent model, which completed the sprint in 4.8 seconds with 389 hp (290 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque.

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Nissan plans to equip the JDM-spec Ariya in Nismo style with new 20-inch wheels that are “extremely rigid,” and custom 255/45 R20 tires on both axles. The Japanese brand claims increased cornering speeds and improved handling. Furthermore, a specific Nismo driving mode has been added for faster throttle response. This mode can optionally be paired with an artificial soundtrack inspired by Formula E.

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With significantly less power than competitors such as the Kia EV6 GT and Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the Nissan Ariya Nismo has subtle interior modifications, including thicker front seats, red highlights, and Nismo branding.

This spring, in Japan, the flagship Ariya will go on sale after making its debut at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. We’ve made contact with Nissan to inquire whether it’s coming to the United States.

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