By   May 20, 2014

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO

The 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO made a surprise world debut at this year’s ZDAYZ event. The debut let plenty of Nissan, Datsun and NISMO enthusiast be the first to get a glimpse of the new version of the sports car.

The new model of the car has reworked styling and some performance upgrades. The NISMO is the top of the line 370Z and is car to lust after for fans of the Z car.

Exterior

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO Styling

For the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO, the styling has been reworked. Significant changes include the deep front facia and the red NISMO stripe accent on the front chin spoiler. At the rear is a spoiler that has been restyled and downsized.

The revamped styling helps with downforce at both the front and rear. It also takes aerodynamic features that first appeared on the GT-R to help it slice through the air while all of the body parts are fully functional. This means if you see an air-outlet or intake it has a real purpose, instead of just being there for looks.

The exterior look is completed by 19 inch ultra-lightweight NISMO wheels. They feature a twin-five spoke design and are now a metallic grey instead of silver.

Interior

On the inside you now get Recaro seats that feature leather with alcantara accents. The high quality seats are designed to hold you in place firmly when you drive it quickly. The seats feature red stitching with the NISMO logo also stitched them. The steering wheel is also treated to leather and alcantara and on the dash you get a red NISMO tachometer.

If you go for the new 2015 Tech model, you get a hard drive based navigation system with a 7.0 inch touch screen display. You also get a Bose sound system and auto dimming rear view mirror.

Drivetrain

Look under the hood and you’ll find the same 3.7-liter V6 engine that is found in the outgoing model. It pumps out a good 350 horsepower which is 18 more than can be found in the standard 370Z. Performance figures haven’t yet been released, but expect to see a 0-60 mph time around 5 seconds.

To put all that power to the ground is a six speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission. Both have down shift rev matching, which Nisan claims that their 6-speed is the first manual transmission to do so. However, if my memory is correct, Porsche beat them to that with their 7-speed manual in the 911 Carrera and Carrera S models.

The suspension has been reworked to give the car better handling. This results in less body roll and really helps you take corners faster.

Pricing

Pricing details have not yet been released, but expect to see them closer to the cars release. The 2015 model will likely start at around $45,000.

Verdict

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO and Datsun 240Z

The 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO looks like a high performance toy for those that can’t quite afford a premium sports car. It should offer performance to rival the base Porsche 911 Carrera, but for a much lower cost. While the chassis and build quality may not be up to what you would get in a something like Porsche, for the price it is hard to beat.

Desktop wallpaper of the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO