Concept Flashbacks – Nissan DOME Zero P1 and P2 and 1987 Nissan MID4 Type II



What is not to love about a mid-engine hypercar concept? How about a three-pack of them?!

Nissan COncepts GIF Dome Zero and MID4

These concept Nissan models are pretty amazing. All Nissans?

Not exactly. The two Dome Zeroes below were from a startup by the same name, but were powered by the Nissan straight-six engine from the Z-cars of the era, making 145-horsepower in these applications.

Limited any-res photos of each are readily available, but the Nissan Heritage collection does offer the specs of the 1987 MID4 Type II -- which predates the Acura NSX and also foreshadowed the 300ZX and later, the 240Z of the 1990s.

 1987 Nissan MID 4 (Type II) Concept

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1987 Nissan MID 4 (Type II) Concept -- Tech Specs

Overall length / width / height

4,300/1,860/1,200mm

Wheelbase

2,540mmc

Tread (front/rear)

1,545/1,550mm

Curb weight

1,400kg

Engine

VG30DETT (V6, DOHC), 2,960cc

Engine Max. power

242kW (330PS)/6,800rpm

Engine Max. torque

382Nm (39.0kgm)/3,200rpm

Suspension (front)

Double wishbone

Suspension (rear)

Multilink (w/ HICAS)

Brakes

Ventilated disc (front & rear)

Tires (front, rear)

235/55ZR-16, 225/50ZR-16

Seating capacity

2

  • Note:Exhibited at 1987 Tokyo Motor Show

1978 Dome ZERO Concept

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1979 Dome ZERO P2

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Selected Photo Credits:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scivi/sets/72157600299302229

http://hawainfrmcanada.tumblr.com/post/43553874626

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