A WCF tipster has sent us some juicy details about Nissan's plans for future Nismo-badged models.

A WCF tipster has sent us some juicy details about Nissan's plans for future Nismo-badged models.

According to our source, Nissan has already finished development of a 4-cylinder, 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that develops 266 bhp (198 kW). The motor will be installed at first in a Nismo variant of the second generation Qashqai set to be launched in February 2015.

The same engine will also find its way under the hood of the rumored Nissan Pulsar Nismo where it will likely have an identical output. It is believed the hot hatchback will be launched after the Qasqhai Nismo so expect a reveal in the second half of 2015. A Nissan representative already hinted a potential Nismo derivative of the Pulsar should have at least 248 bhp (184 kW) so the reported 266 bhp output makes sense.

Note: Nissan Pulsar Nismo RS render pictured

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