Nissan 370Z Nismo review

The car is certainly a dramatic sight and turns a lot of heads. With Nissan’s performance arm tweaking the mechanicals this is going to be a car that you are going to love –

Exterior

The Nissan 370Z Nismo stands out from the crowd and the standard car as it is fitted with new bumpers, a bigger wing and broader tyres. The appeal is having a car that is classes as an extrovert – this car is a talking point and your friends will certainly remember what you’re driving thanks to that spectacular design.

The 370Z Nismo comes with a large dark grey spoiler, 19-inch alloys, dual exhaust and a Nismo logo on the rear of the car.

It has a baby GT-R look to it, for Nissan enthusiasts that’s no bad thing and should see this model sell like hotcakes.

Interior

Jump inside the 370z Nismo and you’ll find that it is a proper sports car with a leather-padded steering wheel, lots of Nismo stitched logos, sports pedals and low slung sporty seats.

Other kit that comes as standard includes satellite navigation, rear view camera, iPod connectivity, cruise control and heated seats.

On the road

The Nissan 370Z Nismo is a front-engined rear wheel drive sports car and is powered by a throaty 3.7-litre V6 engine with 339bhp. Performance figures are good and this model can achieves 62mph from a standing start in 5.2 seconds.

However, it is in the handling where the Nismo really sets itself apart from the standard car. The Nismo boffins have added an uprated suspension and brakes and a sports exhaust. Responsiveness in the low gears is very good and if you want to use this car as a daily driver then the fourth, fifth and sixth are geared high enough to allow you to cruise when on the motorway – surely the best of both worlds.

The Nissan 370Z Nismo is up against the Peugeot RCZ R – two cars that are making big waves in the sports coupe sector of the market. If you venture on to a track day with this car then you will love it – the suspension is ideally set-up for this making outings like this lots of fun for enthusiastic drivers.

Verdict

Sports cars are all about wowing you and this car certainly does that – the 370Z Nismo had crowds open-mouthed when passing them. This car looks like it should be on a film set, if you called it a baby GT-R thanks to its design then you’d not be far wrong.

Japanese car enthusiasts will be swooning for this slice of the Rising Sun – it is a limited model and is sure to find homes very quickly. There’s one sure thing this is one car you won’t mistake, everything about it is big, a big wing, a big bodykit and big brakes – it will certainly make a mark and you definitely will get noticed. The 370Z Nismo has arrived –