Nissan has introduced its Nismo lineup in Europe with the arrival of the 370Z Nismo which will go on sale together with the Juke Nismo. To be offered exclusively as a coupe, the 370Z Nismo comes with the same V6 3.7-liter engine but it has been tuned to output 344 hp at 7,400 rpm and has a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft reached at 5,200 rpm. Thanks to an improved throttle response, more of the engine’s power is now available from as low as 2,000 rpm. This power unit is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox which sends the car to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds faster than before.
Aside from the healthy power boost, the 2013 Nissan 370Z Nismo benefits from a new body kit which allows the car to produce as much downforce as the GT-R. This aero kit comes with a larger diffuser featuring built-in twin exhaust pipes, as well as bigger side skirts, an updated front with a splitter, plus a fixed wing at the back. It rides on 19-inch alloy wheels covered by Bridgestone Potenza tires specially made for this model, measuring 245/50 at the front and 285/35 at the back.
The 370Z Nismo sits 10mm lower and has better brakes, dampers and springs, while the interior cabin boasts a new red and black trim, exclusive Nismo sport seats and a new steering wheel wrapped around in Alcantara.
Source: Nissan via WorldCarFans