Nissan has unveiled the updates to the 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO, which goes on sale this summer.
Nissan has unveiled the updates to the 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO, which goes on sale this summer. On the outside, new dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents. It also gets an extended front nose design and a fully integrated chin spoiler. In addition, Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices. Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer.
The 370Z NISMO is powered by a 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. The 370Z NISMO’s enhanced engine power and acceleration (versus non-NISMO 370Zs) is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration. Just one transmission is offered, a 6-speed manual with Nissan’s SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching system.
The 370Z NISMO also features a tight, rigid body structure with a strut tower bar brace and a pair of performance dampers. The 370Z NISMO’s double-wishbone front/4-link rear suspension design suspension is specially tuned for exceptional handling, including higher spring and stabilizer bar rates and increased roll stiffness and front and rear damping factors (compared to non-NISMO models).
Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product and Advanced Planning and Strategy, Nissan Americas said: “The 370Z NISMO, since its introduction as part of the original Nissan 350Z lineup, has embodied the spirit of NISMO – race-proven engineering that is attainable. With the enhancements for the 2014 model year and the addition of the new JUKE NISMO, we’re unifying the look and feel of these distinctive NISMO models and paving the way for additional NISMO vehicles to follow.”