NISSAN 370Z NISMO UNVEILED
- Second member of the European Nismo road car range revealed
- Ultimate Z features striking red Nismo cues and aerodynamic design
- 344PS and 371Nm of torque from 3.7-litre V6 engine
- 0-100km/h time of only 5.2 seconds
Barcelona, Spain 08 February, 2013 - The second member of Europe's new Nissan Nismo range has been revealed - the 370Z Nismo.
Closely following the Nissan Juke Nismo, the 370Z Nismo shows what the ultimate Z has to offer. The thrilling coupe has been unveiled to world's media as part of the Juke Nismo Nissan Live event in Barcelona, Spain, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
After experiencing the excitement offered by the Juke Nismo and getting a taste of the Nismo spirit of pioneering engineering and innovation, visitors to Nissan Live were treated to an exclusive surprise reveal of the Z Nismo. All were quick to move in for a closer look at the coupe's dramatic styling with red Nismo design signatures and eager to learn about its increased power and improved aerodynamics.
Available only as a coupe with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 370Z Nismo features extensive engineering and styling enhancements. A version of the 370Z Nismo is already on sale in North America and Japan, but for Europe a unique specification has been developed to suit both road conditions and the tastes of European driving enthusiasts.
Judging by the media reaction as the new Nismo was revealed, the stunning design will be a key element of this Z's appeal. Just like the Juke Nismo, every change over the standard 370Z has been carefully considered and based on Nismo's motorsport experience. Design modifications have been driven by aerodynamic improvement.
The front end features a more aggressive design improving airflow under the car, leading to improved stability at higher speeds and through corners. This additional downforce is complemented by an extensively re-engineered suspension and chassis set-up, enhancing stability and dynamic handling on both road and track.
Other design enhancements include the distinctive Nismo red pinstripe lines visible at both the front and the rear and on the door mirrors. Unique dark grey Nismo superlight 19-inch forged alloy wheels with sports-derived red brake calipers and wider high performance tyres are also fitted. At the rear a smart new spoiler adds the finishing visual touch while also improving aero performance.
Inside, the already performance-oriented 370Z design is now more driver-focused than ever. The steering wheel is finished in alcantara and leather with a red race-inspired ‘top dead centre' marker, as seen on the Juke Nismo. The sports seats are fully electric with special Nismo badging and red stitching for a premium and sporty detail. The finishing touch is a numbered Nismo plate adding exclusivity to each 370Z Nismo.
Thanks to Nismo tuning, the Z's 3.7-litre V6 engine delivers 344PS, up from 328PS in the standard car, while torque increases from 363Nm to 371Nm. The result is improved responsiveness across the low and mid rev range, and a 0-100km/h time of only 5.2 seconds (subject to homologation).
Already known for its exceptional dynamics and handling characteristics, the rear-wheel drive 370Z delivers an even more thrilling experience in Nismo form. Drivers will experience thrilling acceleration and the reassurance of exceptional high-speed stability.
Enhancing braking feel is also a crucial part of the Z's development, so Nismo engineers have adopted high rigidity brake hose and high performance brake fluid from the R35 GT-R. An exclusive Nismo dual exhaust system also enhances and amplifies the thrilling sound of the Z's 3.7-litre V6 engine.
Further details will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th March 2013.
For the full Nismo story and full Juke Nismo details, images and videos, please click here.
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 695,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.