2015 Nissan Nismo 370Z becomes official, shows impressive design

Article by Andrew Christian, on May 16, 2014

As we told you yesterday, Nissan unveiled today the 2015 370Z Nismo at ZDATZ, the annual meeting of Nissan, Datsun and Nismo owners and enthusiasts. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Nissan Nismo 370Z is a clear departure from the 2014MY Nismo 370Z and follows the same color scheme found on the 2014 Nismo GT-R.

The front end is dominated by the new front bumper that features a big air intake and LED Hyper Daytime Running Lights. In addition, the coupe comes with black headlight bezels, Nismo emblem and signature Nismo red stripe accent on the front lip spoiler.

The red stripe continues on the redesigned side sills, on the black-color sideview mirrors and across the lower portion of the redesigned rear fascia. At the rear, we also find a new rear spoiler that was redesigned and downsized.

The exterior design is completed by the 19-inch Nismo super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels by Rays that were restyled for the 2015MY receiving a new twin-five spoke design as well as a charcoal gray machine-finish. Inside, there are redesigned black and red Recaro seats wrapped in leather and featuring Alcantara accents.

The new seats were xo-developed with Recaro and are available only on the 370Z Nismo. In addition, the interior features red seat trim and stitching with Nismo logo, a steering wheel wrapped in leather and Nismo red tachometer.

New for 2015MY is the 370Z Nismo Tech model, which adds a hard drive-based Nissan Navigation System with 7.0-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, RearView Monitor, Bose Audio System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink Universal Transceiver. Under the hood, there is the same 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine that delivers 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque.

For the first time on a Z Nismo model Nissan offers two transmission choices, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and a refined 7-speed automatic. Nissan will offer the 2015 Nismo 370Z in just four exterior colors: Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White. The 2015 Nissan Nismo 370Z will go on sale in July 2014.

Press Release

2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

The most striking change for the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo is its revised exterior design. Its GT-R-inspired functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces have been redesigned to provide an aggressive and more aerodynamic new appearance - as well as optimizing front and rear downforce. Key changes include a new, deep front fascia with LED Hyper Daytime Running Lights, black headlight bezels, Nismo emblem and signature Nismo red stripe accent on the integrated front chin spoiler. The red accent continues down the redesigned side sills, on the black-color sideview mirrors and across the lower portion of the redesigned rear fascia. The unique Nismo rear spoiler has been reshaped and downsized.

The standard 19-inch Nismo super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels by Rays also have been restyled for 2015 with a twin-five spoke design and a charcoal gray machine-finish (formerly silver).

Inside, the unique Nismo-styled interior is enhanced with redesigned black-and-red Recaro® leather-appointed seats with Alcantara® accents. The new seats, co-developed with Recaro®, are exclusively designed for the 370Z Nismo to provide more uniform body pressure and better all-direction holding during spirited acceleration, braking and cornering. They also play a key role in providing driving excitement by maximizing the harmony between driver and machine. The interior also features red seat trim and stitching with Nismo logo, an Alcantara®-appointed leather-wrapped steering wheel and Nismo red tachometer.

Also new for 2015 is the 370Z Nismo Tech model, which adds a hard drive-based Nissan Navigation System with 7.0-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, RearView Monitor, Bose® Audio System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.

As in previous years, the 2015 370Z Nismo is powered by a potent 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The engine is matched with an exclusive, tuned H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and an optimized calibration is installed 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 first time on the Z Nismo model. The close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission features standard SynchroRev Match®, the world's first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting. Newly available is a refined 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters.

The 370Z Nismo also features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, Nismo-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to help minimize road-input vibrations and help contribute to the Nismo 370Z's high levels of handling and performance feel. The Nismo tuned suspension includes special springs and stabilizer bars. Large Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) - with a shorter final drive ratio for better acceleration feel - are also standard on the 2015 370Z Nismo.

The 2015 370Z Nismo is offered in just four exterior colors - Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.

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