I recently acquired a short Datsun UK press release relating to the NRVII (Nissan Research Vehicle II) from 1983 which lead me to take a closer look at this concept. This car was a pretty advanced project for its time which featured all sorts of technology that today is commonplace such as a navigation system, automatic lights and wipers, tyre pressure warning as well adaptive cruise control. Based on a B11 Sunny (Sentra), the RVII ran a methanol powered turbocharged 1.3 (E13 engine) which put out 120bhp. Along with the weight savings (over an already light car!) afforded by the use of plastics for things like the windows, fuel tank and even the wheels, this must have been a pretty lively performer!