Nissan is updating its 370Z Nismo Coupe with the introduction of the 2017 version. The new model has a redesigned exterior with RAYS aluminum-alloy wheels, fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces and super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels with a twin-five spoke design and a charcoal gray machine-finish.
Inside, the unique Nismo-styled interior features black-and-red Recaro® leather-appointed seats with Alcantara accents. The seats were designed with Recaro specifically for the 370Z Nismo to provide more uniform body pressure and better all-direction holding. The interior also features red seat trim and stitching with Nismo logo, an Alcantara-appointed leather-wrapped steering wheel with red center stripe and Nismo red tachometer.
The 370Z Nismo is powered by a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The 370Z Nismo’s enhanced engine power and acceleration (versus standard models) is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration, to help create 18 horsepower more than a standard 370Z Coupe. Torque is rated at 276 lb-ft.
Two transmission choices are offered for the 370Z Nismo model, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match, or a refined 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters.
The sporty car features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, new strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to help minimize road-input vibrations. Large Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) are also standard.
The 2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo with a six speed manual transmission starts at 41,990 USD.