Nissan 370Z Nismo

Nissan 370Z Nismo Heading Down Under


More aggressive Nissan 370Z Nismo will arrive in Australia from August

The second installment of Nissan Australia’s Nismo family, the Nissan 370Z Nismo, will start arriving in local showrooms from August.

Australian specifications are yet to be officially confirmed, but Wheels reports that the 3.7 litre V6 has been tuned to produce 253kW, 8kW than in the version fitted to other models in the 370Z range. The more powerful engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic and power is sent to the rear wheels, naturally.

Additional changes include a beefed up chassis for tidier handling, larger wheels for enhanced grip. The wheels are 19 inches in diameter, but are half an inch wider than the standard car at the front and rear, totaling 9.5 inches in width at the front, and 10.5 inches at the rear. That should help it stick in the corners.

The wheel arches have been puffed out by 25mm, giving the 370Z Nismo a more aggressive stance, and a distinctive body kit with red highlights to ensure the neighbours know you’re driving something that’s a little special.

That bright shade of red continues inside, with the Recaro seats and steering wheel wrapped in red microfiber cloth and the Nismo tacho has a 7,400rpm redline.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but Wheels believes that the Nissan 370Z Nismo will be priced from between $65,000 and $70,000, and it is yet to be confirmed whether the Nissan 370Z Nismo will be a permanent member of the Nissan 370Z family, or a limited edition.

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