1989 Nissan PAO 2 Door Coupe
|Engine||987cc 4 cyl in line|
|Gearbox||5 Speed manual|
|Body Work||2 Door Coupe|
The Nissan Pao, first announced at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1987, is a retro-styled three-door hatchback. The Pao was one of three fashionable spinoffs of the K10 Micra. It was available with or without a textile sun roof. The Pao was sold without the Nissan name and only by special order from January 15 through to April 14, 1989; The Pao sold out in 3 months and is a highly sought after and collectible car. Very few were made and an example is featured on permanent display in the Museum Of Modern Art in New York. The name is a Chinese word describing a type of house used by nomads in Mongolia for assembly or meetings.
The engine is the 1.0L (987cc) MA10S, coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 48kW at 6000rpm and 76Nm of torque at 3600rpm.
The Pao was designed as a fashionable city car, with a turning circle of just 4.38 metres and delivering fuel consumption of up to 5.5L/100km in the city and 3.4L/100km at a steady 60km/h.
The chassis includes rack and pinion steering, independent suspension with struts in front and 4-links and coil springs in back. It has a clamshell hatch, meaning the glass section swings up and the bottom portion opens down to create a tailgate.