After publishing a teaser image a few days ago, the Japanese automaker unveiled the performance version of the 370Z facelift, officially named 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo, at the North Carolina ZDayZ event.
Even if no more than a year ago we saw a facelift for this model, the current 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo has a number of technical and aesthetic improvements operated by the Motorsport division of the Japanese car manufacturer.
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo – Design & Engine & Price
The ZDayZ 2014 that took place at Fontana Village Resort in North Carolina was the perfect place for Nissan to unveil in a world debut the latest 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo.
The Japanese sports coupé is now presented with a completely redesigned front end, being more aggressive than ever, the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo having a few extra air intakes and a set of daytime running lights on LED technology . Also, the bonnet has received little touches, the sportiness being complemented by a the tinted headlights.
Regarding the profile, the prominent wings hiding 19-inch forged wheels and the new thresholds with a dynamic look are the key elements, while the back of the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo boasts now with an oversized spoiler integrated into the trunk lid.
On the interior, the passengers will find an almost perfect balance between performance and technology. In another vein, the list of surprises proposed by the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo include, among others, and black leather inserts, red alcantara accents, three-spoke steering wheel, Recaro sport seats or the seven-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation, reversing camera and Bose audio system.
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo is animated by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that develops 350 horsepower and 374 Nm. The potent engine is matted with a six-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential, or fir the first time, a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Sales for the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo will begin in July for the North American market, the price has not yet been announced, but we hope for a base price just a little bigger than the $43,020 sum of the 2014 model.
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Video
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Wallpaper [photo gallery]
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Press Release
2015 NISSAN 370Z NISMO MAKES SURPRISE WORLD DEBUT AT NORTH CAROLINA “ZDAYZ” EVENT
• Refined 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO makes global debut today at annual gathering of Nissan, Datsun and NISMO sports car owners and performance enthusiasts
• Refreshed 370Z NISMO features distinctive new exterior appearance, redesigned wheels and enhanced interior; 7-speed automatic transmission is also available
• Performance enhancements include retuned suspension and Recaro® co-developed seats exclusively designed for 370Z Nismo
• 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO goes on sale at U.S. Nissan dealers in July 2014
2015 NISSAN 370Z NISMO KEY U.S. DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Vehicle: 2-passenger sports car
Drive Configuration: Rear-wheel drive
Engine: 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL), rated at 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft torque
Bore x Stroke (mm): 95.5 x 86
Compression Ratio (:1): 11.0
Maximum Engine Speed: 7,500 rpm
Exhaust: NISMO-tuned dual exhaust with H-pipe configuration and polished tips
Transmission: Close-ratio 6-speed manual with SynchroRev Match® or 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters
Final drive ratio: 6-speed manual 3.916 (versus 3.692 standard 370Z)
7-speed automatic 3.692 (versus 3.357 standard 370Z)
Suspension: NISMO-tuned; independent double-wishbone with stabilizer bar front, independent multi-link with stabilizer bar rear; NISMO-tuned shock absorbers front and rear; NISMO-branded front strut tower brace; vibration dampers
Brakes: Nissan Sport Brakes with red calipers; 14.0×1.3-inch vented disc/4-piston opposed caliper front, 13.8×0.8-inch vented disc/opposed 2-psiton caliper rear; highly rigid brake hoses and R35 Special II Fluid brake fluid
Steering: Vehicle-speed variable-assist rack-and-pinion
Wheels: 19-inch NISMO super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels by RAYS – 19×9.5-inch front, 19×10.5-inch rear
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza S001 Y-rated performance tires – 245/40R19 front, 285/35R19 rear
Wheelbase: 100.4 inches
Length: 170.5 inches
Width: 72.6 inches
Height: 51.8 inches
Min. ground clearance: 4.7 inches
Headroom: 38.2 inches
Legroom: 42.9 inches
Hip room: 54.6 inches
Shoulder room: 54.4 inches
Exterior Features: NISMO aerodynamic body design with unique front and rear fascias, side sills and low-profile rear spoiler; aluminum hood; bi-functional xenon headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights and automatic on/off headlights; distinctive vertical door handles; heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals; four exterior colors – Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White
Interior Features: Recaro® leather-appointed seats with Alcantara® accents, red seat trim and stitching with NISMO logo, Alcantara®-appointed leather-wrapped steering wheel; NISMO red tachometer; serialized plaque of authenticity with model year designation; aluminum-trimmed pedals; Bose® audio system; available Nissan Navigation system with 7.0-inch touch-sensitive display, Rearview Monitor.
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo via Nissan