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1985 Nissan MID4 Concept

The MID4 was first unveiled at the 1985 Frankfurt Autoshow. The design was inspired by the contemporary mid-engine European sports cars such as the Lotus Esprit and the Ferrari Testarossa. Its all-wheel-drive system distributed the power from the newly designed VG30DE engine with 33% to the front and 67% to the rear and predecessor to the ATTESA system. The naturally aspirated V6 engine was rated at 245 PS (242 hp; 180 kW). The MID4 was also the first car to feature Nissan's brand new HICAS four-wheel steering system and had a claimed top speed of 249 km/h (155 mph). For better handling, a multi-link rear suspension and a double-wishbone front suspension were added. The ATESSA and the HICAS systems would eventually make their way to the Nissan Skyline GT-R in 1987.

The Nissan MID4-II would be presented in 1987.

Source: Nissan MID4 - Wikipedia.

Images: Nissan; JOHN LLOYD Collection

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