Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NISMO 370Z: 47-High Res Photos on 350HP U.S. Spec Version of the Z

Here's the all-new, second generation NISMO 370Z that is scheduled to be officially unveiled along with the Nissan 370Z Roadster at tomorrow's NY Auto Show. Aimed exclusively for the U.S. market, the NISMO 370Z is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers in the States in June 2009. Highlights include a tweaked version of the 3.7-liter V6 with 350HP, a sportier tuned suspension and a full bodykit complemented by a set of super-lightweight forged alloy wheels

Developed by Nissan's Specialty Vehicles Group in conjunction with Autech Japan, the performance orientated NISMO 370Z is powered by a modified version of the standard car's 3.7-liter V6 engine which now produces 350HP and 276-lbs/ft of peak torque, or 18 more horsepower and 6-lb/ft more torque respectively. As expected, the NISMO is offered only with the close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox with

Chassis upgrades include a revised steering wheel system, NISMO-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and performance dampers plus a NISMO-tuned suspension with special springs and stabilizer bars. Furthermore, all NISMO 370Zs come with standard Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).

The NISMO-prepped 370Z rides on 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels shod with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires.

Complementing the mechanical upgrades, the NISMO 370Z comes equipped with a functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body kit that includes an extended front nose with a canard design at each corner and a lip spoiler, side sills, a unique rear bumper and a large rear spoiler.

As for the interior, it benefits from NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, a leather steering wheel red parallel stitching, leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum trimmed pedals plus a serialized plaque.

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