Nissan upgrades the 370Z Nismo for the 2013MY

Article by Christian A., on January 24, 2013

Nissan has unveiled the 370Z Nismo, the newest Nismo-tuned vehicle. This summer, expect the Nissan 370Z coupe to go on sale with a variety of revisions that are meant to make it a more focused performance tool. The power output of the 3.7-litre V6 engine was given a boost from 324bhp to 335bhp, while torque was improved by an equivalent figure.

Furthermore, torque will be lower down the rev range compared to the standard car. Nissan hasn’t made any claims with regards to performance but it’s believed that throttle response was also improved. The model was also fitted with an aerodynamic bodykit that permits the 370Z Nismo to generate the same downforce as a Nissan GT-R.

Included in the aerodynamic styling changes are a large rear diffuser with twin integrated exhausts, fixed rear wing, wider side skirts and a new front end with a splitter. It gets new 19in alloys covered with wider 245/40 tyres at the front while 285/35s are used at the rear. Bridgestone made a bespoke tyre compound just for this model.

Nismo 370Z is positioned 10mm lower than the standard car. Meanwhile, it gets updated springs and dampers to get a firmer, more focused and more involving drive. It also comes with bigger brakes. It comes with the following interior enhancements: special Nismo sports seats, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and new red and black trim.

February is not just an ordinary month in Chicago as it is also the time of the year when it rains sports cars. The Windy City experienced a sizzling hot performance at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show from Nissan’s very own 2013 Nissan 370Z. Scheduled to hit Nissan dealers worldwide in June, the new Z has been updated to keep it fresh and exciting. This legendary sports car will be available in three configurations: Coupe, Roadster and NISMO Z.

For model year 2013, the Nissan 370Z will feature an updated front fascia with LED daytime running lights while a red reflector is added to the rear, which replaces the previous model’s black center cover. It also features dark-finish fuel gauge trim and two new exterior colors – Magma Red and Midnight Blue. The 370Z Coupe comes with new 18-inch wheels while models equipped with the Sport Package will get to sit on revised 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and receive red-finished brake calipers, and Euro-tuned shock absorbers.

Unlike the other two configurations, the NISMO 370Z does not come with a new front fascia and rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or the new Midnight Blue exterior color. However, it comes with a new Bose Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, and rides on premium gun metallic dark-finished 19-inch wheels. Also, it is equipped with Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid, perfect for the performance-inclined customers.

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