Nissan IF Concept 1989

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  1. Tsukishima

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    [​IMG] Nissan IF '89 [​IMG]

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    It was 1987 when this very little known concept won the New Concept Car Contest organized by Nissan. Designed by Saneatsu Hashimoto from the department of body design of the Nissan Research Center in Atsugi, this little sportscar came to life during the following months.

    The main idea was to develop a mid-engined sportscar with a particularly good handling. In order to achieve this objective, a design team was formed in October of 1988. The development of the IF concept involved no less than 140 employees of the Nissan Technical Center (NTC). The 1:4 scale model, which was built at first, was soon followed by a 1:1 mock-up. Finally, the finished prototype was shown in May of 1989 for a selected business audience. The car may has never been shown publicly despite some sources wrongly claim the car was demonstrated at 1988 Tokyo Motor Show. In fact, there was no Tokyo Motor Show in 1988…

    What concerns the technical side of the little Nissan, its entire floor and frame structure was made of aluminum. The IF had double wishbone suspension at front and multi-link construction at rear and was powered by mid-mounted 4-cylinder 930cc engine of Nissan Micra.

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  2. Sonygamer455

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    Awesome! The top and rear of this car reminds me of the Mitsubishi HSR II. I would love to see more concept cars like this!
     
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  3. JKgo

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    ...Voted, but only 110 horses?! What a waste of a nice body. And all that exhaust pipes.
     
  4. TheEvstar93

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    Looks nice! Never heard of this car until now. Have a vote from me!