By Euro Weekly News Media • 18 December 2013 • 23:00
AGRESSIVE DESIGN: With better stability at higher speeds.
JAPANESE manufacturer Nissan has given its 370Z model a sporty flare with the new 370Z Nismo. The second member of Europe’s new Nissan Nismo (short for Nissan Motor Sports) range is in stores from €57,950.
Available only as a coupe with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 370Z Nismo features extensive engineering and styling enhancements. 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 a re-engineered suspension and chassis set-up, enhancing stability and dynamic handling on the road. Other design elements 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 370Z Nismo design is driver-focused.
The steering wheel is finished in alcantara (artificial suede) and leather with a red race-inspired ‘top dead centre’ marker. The sports seats are fully electric with special Nismo badging and red stitching.
The finishing touch is a numbered Nismo plate adding exclusivity to each 370Z Nismo car. 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. The 370Z Nismo adopts high rigidity brake hose and high performance brake fluid from the R35 GT-R model.
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