Nissan reveals bonkers Nissan 370Zki snowmobile at the Chicago Auto Show
Nissan has used the Chicago Auto Show as an opportunity to unleash the Nissan 370Zki – it’s pronounced 370 ski, get it? – snowmobile/concept car.
To create such a beast, they’ve taken a stock 370Z roadster, removed the drivetrain and added a three-inch lift kit. Then, they installed the custom designed and engineered rear DOMINATOR® Tracks from American Track Truck, Inc. There’s also bespoke mountings for the rear springs and three-inch custom spacers to mount the snow tracks to the wheel hubs.
The 370Zki brake lines have been retained but have been rerouted and the exhaust has been moved under the car to accommodate the ski gear.
Up front, the suspension has been modified for a three-inch lift and the front tracks have also been supplied by American Track Truck, Inc and adaptors have been added to fit the the skis.
The engine and transmission have been specially mounted and there’s a specially made skid plate to protect the driveline from damage.
Cosmetically, there’s a wild wrap from Icon Image Graphics and the headlights were modified to resemble ski goggles. Neat.
The 370Zki isn’t just a show pony, it’s a working snowmobile. Before its Chicago Show appearance, Nissan put the 370Zki to the test on the on the slopes of Wyoming.
“Nissan’s full range of winter adventure-ready vehicles will be on display throughout the Chicago Auto Show, from our best-selling Rogue AWD to the powerful TITAN 4×4 and TITAN XD 4×4 lineups,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America.