Nissan 370Z Nismo 2013 confirmed
The high-power Nissan 370Z Nismo has been confirmed with deliveries from July
Nissan has confirmed prices for its new 370Z Nismo model. The coupe is a rival for the Porsche Cayman and becomes the new flagship model in the revised 370Z range. The 370Z Nismo will start at £36,995, which makes it £2,212 less expensive than the entry level Porsche Cayman.
The 370Z Nismo is powered by the same 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine as the rest of the 370Z range, but is tuned to produce 339bhp – 16bhp more than the standard 370Z.
In addition to the engine upgrades, the 370Z Nismo also gets suspension that is 15 per cent stiffer and 10mm lower than standard, uprated brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels and a sports exhaust. The car also adds redesigned front and rear bumpers and a large rear spoiler.
Inside, the car gets an Alcantara-covered steering wheel, sports seats and a black and red colour scheme, just like the Nissan Juke Nismo.
The other models in the Nissan 370Z range have also been revised. The entry-level 324bhp 370Z now costs £3,005 less than before, at £26,995. It is exactly £2,000 more than the 197bhp 2.0-litre Toyota GT 86, which making it look like a relative bargain.
The 370GT replaces the GT Pack, and costs from £31,955. This car now gets Nissan’s Connect Premium satellite navigation system as standard, but costs £3,055 less than before.
The standard 370Z and Nismo models are only available with hardtop coupe bodystyles and six-speed manual gearboxes. The 370Z GT can be had as coupe or convertible, and with either a manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic.
Both the 370Z and 370Z GT models are on sale now, while the 370Z Nismo goes on sale in June, with first deliveries due in July.
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