Nissan revealed today the 2013 370Z, a facelifted version of its well-known sports car that will make its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Set to go on sale next June, the 2013 Nissan 370Z comes with a refreshed front fascia with integrated LED daytime running lights, red reflector or the rear fascia which replaces the black center cover, new 19-inch alloy wheels for the models equipped with the Sport Package and new 18-inch wheels for the 370z Coupe, red-finished brake calipers for the models equipped with the Sport Package, dark-finish fuel gauge trim and Euro-tuned Sport Package.
Also, two new colors are available for the 2013MY 370Z: Magma Red and Midnight Blue. Regarding the 2013 Nismo 370Z, this model features new Bose Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, premium gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. The bad new is that the 2013 Nismo 370Z doesn’t come with the new front fascia/rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or Midnight Blue exterior color.
Both the MY2013 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring will still be powered by a 332-hp 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine as standard. Both models will have a seven-speed automatic transmission as standard too. There is an available six-speed manual gearbox, but this option can only be availed for the MY2013 370Z Coupe Touring.
The MY2013 370Z Coupe does not come with this option. Sitting on top of the 370Z range is the Nissan NISMO 370Z, which does not only offer upgrades for the exterior and interior, but also features a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels.
It is still powered with the same 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine that powers the range. However, the engine is now complemented by an H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control – all resulting to an improvement in power to 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque.
This NISMO version of the MY2013 370Z is only available in one gearbox –a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match.
Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager at Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc., remarked that since Nissan first introduced the original Z (MY1970), the carmaker has always been aiming to keep the car’s design moving forward. He noted that the subtle changes in the car’s design for the model year 2013 offer improvements in the 370Z’s looks both inside and out.