Nissan 370Z Nismo primed to entertain Geneva

First reported on by Perry’s last month, this car is one of two upcoming models Nissan is releasing in 2013 from its distinctive Nismo sport tuning branch.

The updated 370Z should soon follow the Nissan Juke Nismo, which is available to order in the UK now with prices starting from £19,995 and first deliveries beginning in March.

Unlike the Juke Nismo however, the Nissan 370Z Nismo will not be built at the manufacturer’s UK plant in Sunderland. Nevertheless the 370Z Nismo will reach UK showrooms by July this year, according to media reports. The tuned model will only be sold for the coupe version of the 370Z, with the roadster bodystyle missing out all together.

Pricing for the new 370Z Nismo has not been confirmed yet but other details such as engine ouput and performance figures have been published before the coupe appears in the metal for the first time.

The Nismo coupe uses the same 3.7-litre petrol engine as the standard Nissan 370Z Coupe, connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. However thanks to some fine tuning the total output has been increased from 326bhp to 335bhp.

This power boost allows the 370Z Nismo to trim the 0-62mph sprint time down by a tenth of a second compared to the standard coupe, taking it just 5.2 seconds in total to be exact.

As well as the extra power and speed, the Nissan 370Z Nismo also has improved aerodynamics and lighter, sportier components then the standard coupe to deliver an even more enthralling driving experience to those who own it.

To achieve this, 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 handling on both road and track.

Surrounding the unique dark grey 19″ alloy wheels, the 370Z Nismo adds sport-derived red brake callipers and new and wider performance tyres. At the back meanwhile the Nismo also sports a new small spoiler. All of this together will allow the 370Z to deliver more precise driving characteristics and shorter braking distances then the standard model.

Other parts like the suspension springs and dampers have also been stiffened to give the 370Z Nismo a firmer and sharper drive.

To help improve the braking further, Nissan has given the 370Z Nismo new high rigidity brake hoses and high performance brake fluid from the R35 GT-R.

Nissan have also gone out of their way to make the tuned 370Z more dramatic and exciting to look at.

Featuring red Nismo design signatures around the exterior and interior, the 370Z Nismo also sports red pinstripe lines visible at both the front and the rear and on the door mirrors.

Inside the 370Z’s cabin is also updated for the Nismo specification, with an alcantara and leather-finished steering wheel. The sports seats meanwhile 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.

Parts like the suspension springs and dampers have also been stiffened to give the 370Z Nismo a firmer but also sharper drive which the more enthusiastic drivers should appreciate.

Further details on the new Nissan 370Z Nismo will likely be revealed at its debut appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next month. These details could possibly include confirmation on pricing and the UK release date for the sports tuned coupe. Recent rumours suggest that the 370Z Nismo could be priced in the region of £40,000.

After giving the public an extensive insight into the secrets behind the Nissan Juke Nismo, a lot more could possibly be revealed regarding the 370Z Nismo and what makes it tick.

Both new Nismo models will be available to order along with the rest of the current Nissan car range at Perrys Nissan Dealership based in Blackburn.

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