It seems like horsepower wars are popping up everywhere. While the supercars of the world are currently battling it out between 600 and 1,000 horsepower, economy cars are waging war between 200 and 300 horsepower. While we have no information on how much power the next generation Nissan Sentra SE-R will produce, we'll tell Nissan straight up it's going to need at least 225-250 ponies to compete. These spy shots show the Sentra in SE-R trim with the obligatory revised front and rear fascias plus side sills. Larger wheels and some massive rotors are also part of the package. The power bar has been raised by the 250-hp MazdaSpeed3 and 300-hp Dodge Caliber SRT-4. Hopefully the next Sentra SE-R can hold its own on the battlefield.

[Source: Straightline Blog via Winding Road]