None of us in India would have taken that Nissan Micra can also do racing other than the daily commute. Recently launched in Canada, the hatchback is touted to take on the racetrack soon by 2015.
Dubbed as Nissan Micra Cup, the event will kick start in May 2015 and would continue for five further weekends. The every weekend schedule is bind to take on the couple of hours out of which there will be two races of half an hour each, a 30-minute trial and a 30-minute qualifying session.
One of the most affordable racing series in Canada will see the Micra 1.6 S modified to meet the norms with a NISMO suspension, sports exhausts, performance brakes and 5-spoke alloy wheels hugging Pirelli high-performance tyres. The interiors will be ripped off to snug in FIA-approved racing seat, roll cage and fire extinguisher.
JD Motorsports will lend its expertise in making the specialized Micra for the races costing a mere $19,998 CAD (€13,881/$17,737 US).