On sale later this month, the $28,990 turbocharged Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition sports hatch will be limited to just 40 units.
The Heritage is a nod to Nissan’s racing history at Mount Panorama, with the Japanese carmaker celebrating 30 years since its first pole position in 1984.
It would be another six years before Nissan tasted victory at the Bathurst 1000, but the pole-setting time of George Fury’s turbocharged Nissan Bluebird in 1984 showed the locals that Nissan was a serious contender.
The Pulsar Heritage will only be available as a hatch, and will feature the same red and blue stripes on a white background that the Bluebird was sporting 30 years ago.
“Nissan has a proud motorsport heritage in Australia, particularly at Bathurst,” said Nissan Australia CEO, Richard Emery, said.
“We have been really pleased with the response to our Bathurst heritage campaign to date. Australian motorsport fans genuinely appreciate the history of the sport and legends such as George Fury.”
The Heritage is based on the regular 140kW/240Nm Pulsar SSS hatch, but adds heritage-edition floor mats, head-rests and interior identifiers, while buyers will also get a Nissan Motorsport team shirt.
Pricing starts at $28,990 for the manual version and $31,631 for the Xtronic automatic - both drive-away. For buyers who aren’t keen on the traditional white paint finish, ‘Brilliant Silver’ is also available.
The Pulsar won’t be the only car carrying the ‘retro’ colours from Nissan’s early-80s motorsport outings, with the Michael Caruso / Dean Fiore number 36 Nissan Altima to feature a similar paint job for this weekend’s Bathurst race.
Practice for the 2014 Bathurst 1000 gets underway tomorrow, ahead of the 161-lap race at Mount Panorama this weekend.
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