Nissan 370Z Nismo – Up Close and Personal
If you’re a fan of the Nissan 370Z but have been needing a really good excuse to buy one, then JDMRacing have got some great news for you – a Nismo version was recently unveiled at ZDAYZ in North Carolina and it’s awesome!
The Datsun 270Z was a 70s icon and in its 370Z, Nissan have tried to capture everything that was revered about its ancestor. That said and as with everything, there’s always room for improvement though and at the recent ZDAYS in North Carolina, the 370Z Nismo received its world debut – much to the delight of the Nissan enthusiasts in attendance.
So what does the 2015 Nismo 370Z boast that its standard predecessor doesn’t? Well, for a start, it’s got more horsepower; even though it uses the same 3.7-litre V6 engine. That’s realised through a combination of remapped ECU and enhanced dual exhaust system, which mean the Nismo creates a not too shabby 350 hp.
People with a preference for automatics are also catered for as the 370Z Nismo is available, for the first time, with a seven-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is, of course, still an option for those who enjoy the flexibility that it affords.
The engine isn’t the only part, however, to undergo the Nismo treatment. The 370Z’s shocks and suspension have also been given an overhaul that makes for a more responsive and agile driving experience. In fact, the front shocks are 14% stiffer than the standard 370Z and the Nismo sits 10mm lower.
The 370Z Nismo’s interior has also been given an overhaul with bespoke black and red Recaro racing seats being the most obvious inclusions. And, anyone yearning for a faux suede steering wheel is in for a real treat with the 370Z Nismo.
Add to all this 19in lightweight alloys, a stylish GT-R-esque aero bodykit and a more mature looking rear ducktail spoiler and you’ve got a seriously stylish coupe.
The $44,000 starting price tag isn’t inconceivable, but people need to ask themselves if the extra styling, modest engine enhancements and other changes are worth the extra cash over the standard 370Z.
In the meantime, why not check out our own range of Nismo products that we get direct from Japan. We’re always adding new items and if there’s a Nismo product you want that isn’t listed, we can usually source direct from our Japanese-based supplier.