Nissan has just unveiled the Nismo version of their latest Z sports car model. In following with other models—such as the Nissan GT-R—the Nissan Z Nismo sits atop the Z model hierarchy, boasting range-topping performance and amenities.
It features an uptuned version of the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant seen in the regular Z, now producing 420 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque—an increase of 20 hp and 34 lb-ft respectively. To many enthusiasts’ chagrin, the Z Nismo is exclusively equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Those desiring the 6-speed manual gearbox will have to stick with the lower models.
The chassis has been improved upon too, with stiffer springs, wider wheels, stickier tires, bigger brakes, motorsport-derived suspension bushings, and additional bracing all coming together to make for a more precise, engaging and agile driving machine.
In typical Nismo fashion, the interior in the latest Z comes standard with the iconic Recaro sport bucket seats, with the seat cushions finished in a popping red-black-leather-alcantara combo. Driver assistance tech, such as blind-sport monitoring and lane-departure warning, also come as part of the package.
No official word yet on the final pricing figures, but all signs point towards the Nissan Z Nismo starting at an MSRP of at least $60,000 USD.