Nissan has unveiled the next models in its hot Nismo performance range - and we can reveal the future looks molten indeed.
At the press launch of the Juke Nismo in Barcelona, the Japanese manufacturer let journalists get behind the wheel of a camouflaged, high-powered version of the popular SUV.
> The Juke Nismo already has its output hiked to 197bhp from its 1.6-litre DIG-T unit as well as handling and steering modifications, but the new model - exclusively revealed by AOL Cars - will have even more punch.
The Japanese manufacturer remained tight-lipped on the more potent Juke's name - there was no mention of the RS moniker we unveiled at the Paris Motor Show - but we did learn it would get a further 18bhp as well as an even sportier set up.
We had a short spin in a disguised car on an auto test course and can report it sounds meaner and pulls harder than the standard Juke Nismo - which is already an impressive package in itself.
Nissan engineering maestro Jerry Hardcastle said: "The high powered version is still under debate. It's clear as you increase power the chances owners will want to take it onto a track increases too, so it will be a difficult balance to set up, but we are working on it."
However, Miyatani San - the president of Nismo - said it was because the maker wanted to build a global brand. Although hugely respected and revered in Japan, Nismo is little known outside of the country - unless you happen to be a fan of PlayStation's Gran Turismo game.
"That's why we had to focus on a volume model first," Miyatani San said. "Nismo needs to be accessible for everyone. Yes, we are a motorsport brand, but Nissan is about innovation and excitement for everyone."
However, the high-powered Juke wasn't the only surprise Nissan had up its sleeve at the event.
The manufacturer also pulled the wraps off the next car to get the Nismo treatment - the sporty 370Z. With a new spoiler and front splitter, the new car certainly looks the part and we can reveal under the bonnet it packs a fiery 337bhp (11bhp more than the standard model).
Nismo engineers revealed it had been tweaked for better handling and steering with throttle response tweaked to "make it easier to catch a drift".
It's likely to arrive in the summer.