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Nissan Unveils Performance Lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan introduced a trio of new performance vehicles at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show including the 2013 JUKE NISMO, 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO and 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition. Nissan states that the NISMO cars are the company's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."

The 2013 JUKE NISMO features a 1.6-liter DIG turbo engine with 197 hp, NISMO-tuned suspension, bold aerodynamic style and a 37 percent improvement in downforce. The interior features deeply bolstered front seats, red accents and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The 2013 370Z NISMO offers both exterior and interior enhancements that align with the global NISMO red-accented design and has an advanced 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine. The JUKE NISMO goes on sale in March and the 370Z will be available this summer.

The most exclusive vehicle of Nissan's performance lineup is the 2014 GT-R Track Edition as only 150 units will be on sale in the U.S. The GT-R features a firm suspension, special brake cooling guides and a front spoiler with carbon air ducts. The GT-R will be available for purchase in May in select Nissan dealerships. 

"We're leveraging our motorsport heritage," said Simon Sproule, corporate vice president of global marketing communications. "[These new models] follow our philosophy of innovation and excitement for everyone."

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