Nissan Unveil The 370Z Nismo
Nissan’s second member of the new Nismo range has been revealed the 370Z Nismo.
Following the Juke Nismo, the 370Z Nismo shows what the ultimate Z has to offer, this thrilling coupe has been unveiled before its public debut at the March Geneva Motor Show.
As any other Nismo model, the 370Z Nismo features dramatic styling with red Nismo design signatures, it also has improved aerodynamics and improved power. The 370Z Nismo is available only as a coupe with a six-speed manual gearbox. This power machine is already on sale in North America and Japan but for the European market a unique specification has been developed to suit both road conditions and the tastes of European drivers.
Like the Juke Nismo, every change over the original 370Z has been carefully thought about and has been based on Nismo’s motorsport experience. All of the design modifications have been done to improve its aerodynamic capabilities.[video mp4=”http://www.get-into-something-good.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/101195_1_5.mp4″ poster=”http://www.get-into-something-good.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/370Z-nismo.jpg” preload=”auto” autoplay=”false” width=”352″ height=”288″ id=”Clip of 370Z Nismo” video class=”alignleft”]
A more aggressive front design has been given to the 370Z Nismo, improving the airflow under the car, this has then giving it more stability at higher speeds and taking corners. The additional downforce is complemented by a re-engineered chassis and suspension set up, enhancing handling and stability both on the road and track.
Other exterior changes include the distinctive Nismo red pinstripe lines visible at both the front, rear and on the door mirrors. It also has 19-inch forged, unique dark grey alloy wheels with sports-derived red brake calipers and wider high performance tyres. The rear has been given a smart new spoiler adding the finishing visual touch, whilst also improving aerodynamic performance.
The interior has also had some changes, making it more driver-focused than ever. The steering wheel is finished in alcantara and leather with a red race-inspired ‘top dead centre’ marker, previously seen on the Juke Nismo. The sports seats are fully electric with red stitching and Nismo badges for a premium and sporty feel. The final touch is a numbered Nismo plate added exclusivity to each 370z Nismo.
Nismo’s fine tuning has giving the Z’s 3.7-litre engine a 344ps delivery, up from the original 328ps on the standard car, while torque has been increased from 363Nm to 371Nm. This results in an improved responsiveness across the low and mid rec range and a 0-62mph time of only 5.2 seconds (a tenth second of a second faster than the standard 370Z, subject to homologation).
The braking has also been enhanced, which was a crucial part of the Z’s development, Nismo engineers have adopted high rigidity brake hoses and high performance brake fluid from the R35 GT-R. Also an exclusive Nismo dual exhaust system has been given to the 370Z which enhances and amplifies its thrilling sound of the 3.7 litre V6 engine.
More details will be revealed on the 5th March at the Geneva Motor Show