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    They've done this before

    Micra race series? This isn't the first time...

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    This particular vehicle was a rental machine built by NISMO for the "March Little Dynamite Cup Race", an event first held in 1987
    source: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/HERI...per_turbo.html

    There's an article on Jalopnik about it today:

    > Is This Twincharged Nissan The Most Forgotten Homologation Special?


    The big difference from the Canadian series being that Nissan souped up the little K10 March with an engine that was both supercharged and turbocharged. Not only that, but they sold a street/production version to the public as the March Super Turbo so the race version would qualify for other series.

    Here's a vid of the production car:




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    Micra Cup race car at Montreal auto show

    In October, Nissan announced the launch of the 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racing series and is excited to present the public debut of the Nissan Micra Cup race car at the Montreal Auto Show. ... The Montreal Auto Show marks the first time the general public will see the Nissan Micra Cup race car up close.
    Source: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1459...onal-auto-show

    This year's show runs Jan 16-25, 2015.

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    Awesome! I love the K12 Micra.

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    Besides the roll cage, wouldn't be simpler and cheaper to start with a base S model at 10k and do it yourself?
    What mod(s) makes them not roadworthy?

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    Airbag removal, exhaust & tires are probably the main things.

    The tires are easy enough to rectify.

    As for airbags, back in the mid 90's, I don't think the Civics in the similar "cheap" Honda Michelin series even had stock airbags yet. And you could bolt on a muffler on to quiet it down when not racing. They were promoted as an affordable series: "commute during the week, race on the weekend." Though I'm sure hardly anybody did that.

    Good point about the cost. I wonder. Maybe they're doing it this way to ensure it's as level a playing field as possible? Everyone has exactly the same car & equipment (in theory).

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    Yeah, it seems for this "cup" you can't come in with any micro, it's the cup version that needs to be used. JD has personal and financial interest in it... not surprising he wants to protect his profits. I'll enquire see how much tuning you can make on it. I may want to participate if opens up to all of north america.

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    Coupe Micra YouTube (en francais)

    En francais...

    Nothing new that isn't in the press releases/web site, if you've been following this.

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    Am I the only one considering this? Funny enough, it's not mentioning ASN for FIA car race licenses. I hope the darn cage gets improved, looks flimsy to me. Bolted on, not harness through the dash? Seems like they cut corners a little.

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    It would be silly good fun, but outta my snack bracket, that's for sure!

    What's that about the dash harness?


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