Nissan NV350 Caravan Rider TransporterNissan is headed to this year's Tokyo Auto Salon with a spate of custom hardware, including tweaked versions of the company's Juke, Note, Fairlady Z and GT-R. Even the humble Leaf EV and hefty NV350 have received a little love from designers and engineers. The Juke Nismo will share the stage with creations like the Leaf Nismo Performance Package and the GT-R Nismo GT3. That last beast debuted in 2012 and boasts more engine output and enhanced aerodynamics while still complying with FIA GT3 regulations.

But our favorite of the bunch has to be the NV350 Caravan Rider Transporter. Custom-built for TAS, the commercial van was penned to toe the line between a hard-working commercial van and a luxurious leisure machine. We dig it.

Nissan is also showing off a number of race cars, including the Motul Autech GT-R of Super GT fame and the company's wild DeltaWing. Check out the full press release and videos below for more information, and be sure to take a look at the full gallery for a glimpse of the models in attendance.



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Nissan's New World of Customization and History-Making Racecars Showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan joins annual customization/aftermarket tuner show with exciting 10 models

Japan first debut of Nissan DeltaWing racecar


YOKOHAMA, Japan - (December 20, 2012) - December 20, 2012-Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., together with Autech Japan and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Nismo), will present a variety of exciting and unique vehicles at the upcoming "Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 with NAPAC (Japan Car Parts and Aftermarket Promotion Association)."

The annual customization/aftermarket tuner show will be held from Friday, January 11 through Sunday, January 13, at the Makuhari Messe exhibition hall in the Chiba Prefecture.
Nissan's booth will provide an enticing mix of factory-tuned vehicles and history-making racecars, highlighted by "Nissan's New World of Customization"-which includes the Juke Personalization Concept, Note Personalization Concept and the NV350 Caravan Rider Transporter-and the Japan debut of the world-renown Nissan DeltaWing racecar.

2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Vehicle Lineup

·Juke Personalization Concept
The unique nature of the Juke begs to be modified to the enthusiast driver's tastes, and the Juke Personalization Concept does that in a fun and fashionable way.

·Note Personalization Concept
This exciting new example of "the customized hot hatch" will feature a daring graphics motif that is dubbed as "digital camouflage."

·Juke Nismo (Reference exhibit):
The Juke Nismo was engineered and developed with the passion and experience that has made Nismo one of the world's premiere motorsports organizations and factory-tuning divisions.

·Nissan LEAF Nismo Performance Package
Inspired by Nismo race machines, the Leaf Nismo's special body kit possesses aerodynamic technology that optimizes front and rear lift balance for improved overall stability and efficiency.

·Fairlady Z Nismo Z-Challenge Spec (Reference exhibit):
Complete with safety equipment and other parts necessary for motorsports, this specially-built racecar-which will compete in the single-spec race series called the Z-Challenge-provides a safe and thrilling way for enthusiasts to enjoy driving on a racetrack

·Motul Autech GT-R
Nissan GT-Rs won three out of the eight total races in the GT500 class of the 2012 Super GT Series, with the S Road Mola GT-R taking both the Team Championships and the Drivers Title for the second straight year.
The Motul Autech GT-R was one of the racecars that competed in the GT500 class of the 2012 Super GT Series.

·Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
The 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which made its debut in March 2012, is an improved version of the 2012 model, with better engine output, increased reliability and enhanced aerodynamics. The racecar is in compliance of FIA GT3 regulation and will continue its assault on racing events all over the world, including the Super GT, Super Taikyu and the British GT Championship.

·Nissan DeltaWing
This revolutionary new racecar has garnered worldwide attention since its debut last year. Using only half the fuel supply and tires of a conventional racecar, the DeltaWing competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2012 and finished 5th overall at the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) finale in October 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

·NV350 Caravan Rider Transporter
With grandiose styling and exceptional cargo capacity, the custom-built NV350 Caravan Rider is truly a commercial van for the new generation. Not only is it a capable workhorse, it also excels as an ideal recreational/leisure vehicle for those with active lifestyles.

·Note Rider
Thanks to its powerful exterior design, the Note Rider has high dose of flair for a compact car. The dark-plated front fascia and aluminum wheels that highlight this Auto Salon-special model exude a high level of "coolness."


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