Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nissan Micra Cup Coming To Canada

Nissan Micra Cup Car

If there's one thing we really love at Subcompact Culture, it's free booze small race cars, and just announced it's holding a one-make race for the subcompact Micra in Canada.

In conjunction with JD Motorsports Organization, Nissan has said the Micra Cup will be the least expensive way to get into racing in Canada, as a fully race-prepped Micra can be had for a tick under $20,000. What does $20K CAD get you? It gest you a new 2015 Micra outfitted with:
  • NISMO S-Tune Suspension Kit
  • FIA-approved racing seat
  • 5-point harness
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Modified exhaust
  • High-performance brake pads
  • Safety cage
  • Driver protection net
  • Front and rear towing hooks
  • Stylized Fastwheels wheels with Pirelli low profile high performance tires
And that $19,998 includes installation.

The races will be sanctioned by Auto Sport Qu├ębec (ASQ) and presented by JD Motorsport Organization with support from Nissan Canada. All Micras will be powered by the stock 1.6-liter DOHC four-banger making 109 horsepower and 107 ft/lbs of torque. It's the same engine found in the Nissan Versa and Versa Note.

It wasn't too long ago that Canada also has a Toyota Echo Cup one-make racing series. Frankly, I'd love to see some subcompact one-make races here in the States. In the meantime, here are some more photos of the Micra Cup car.

Nissan Micra Cup Car rear

Nissan Micra Cup Car cornering

Nissan Micra Cup Car interior

Nissan Micra Cup Car engine bay

Nissan Micra Cup Car exhaust

Nissan Micra Cup Car Suspension

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