Nissan has officially unveiled the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo, which builds on the Z Sport and Performance versions with more power under the hood and other performance upgrades.

2024 Nissan Z Nismo

Starting with under the hood, the Z Nismo gets a modified version of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which now generates 420 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 20 hp and 34 lb-ft compared to other Z models. Peak torque is delivered from 2,000 through 5,200 rpm. To squeeze out the extra power, there’s a combination of improved cooling, revised electronic wastegate control providing increased turbocharger boost and turbine speed, and an independent ignition spark timing strategy inspired by GT-R Nismo. It also gets an enhanced engine oil cooler to let you stay on the track longer.

The Z Nismo is only available with a nine-speed automatic transmission, which is exclusive to the Nismo with revised clutch packs allowing for faster shifting. There are three drive modes: Normal,Sport, and a new Sport+ drive mode.

The suspension has been significantly modified with unique stabilizer bars, a stiffer spring rate and larger, retuned dampers. The gloss black 19-inch wheels are wrapped in Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT600 tires. The wheels are 0.5 inch wider than the 19-inch wheels on the Z Performance version. To improve make it even more fun to fling around the track, the Z Nismo gets several chassis upgrades, like front, rear and rear underfloor bracing that increase torsional rigidity by 2.5%. It also has stiffer front and rear suspension bushings, and a stiffer mounting bushing for the steering rack.

On the outside the Z Nismo’s face features a styling element called the “Grand-Nose” or “G-Nose,” which extends farther forward than on other grades and recalls a similar design treatment on the heritage Nissan Fairlady 240ZG. The new front fascia also features a restyled grille opening with the thinnest honeycomb mesh of any Nissan production car. At the rear there’s taller, wider rear spoiler with a three-piece design that extends onto the rear fenders. The rear bumper corners are reshaped to aid with air separation and reduced drag. The exterior is topped off with a red accent that runs from the lower edges of the rear fascia and above the exhaust outlets. It also gets redesigned side sills to help reduce aerodynamic drag and lift.

2024 Nissan Z Nismo

Inside there’s red trim and and the steering wheel and Recaro seats are finished in a combination of leather and Alcantara.