Nissan Australia has unveiled the Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition which will be built in a limited series of 20 units.

Nissan Australia has unveiled the Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition which will be built in a limited series of 40 units.

The special edition warm hatch was presented at the Mount Panorama circuit in anticipation to this year's Bathurst 1000 and is based on the Pulsar SSS turbo variant. It can be distinguished by the red & blue factory racing stripes and branding along with heritage edition headrests, floor mats, interior cabin badging and a Nissan Motorsport heritage team shirt.

Customers will be able to purchase the vehicle with either a Polar White or Brilliant Silver exterior body scheme, mirroring the Nissan Bluebird Turbo which was the first turbocharged vehicle to obtain a pole position at Bathurst 1000.

Power comes from an inline-four 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing 188 bhp (140 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) at 2,000 rpm. The engine can work with a standard six-speed manual transmission or with an optional Xtronic gearbox.

Scheduled to arrive in dealerships towards the end of October, the Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition has a starting price of $28,990 for the manual model and from $31,631 for the Xtronic-fitted variant.

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Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition launched in Australia [video]