Nissan has unveiled the 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo along with the GT-R Track Edition and Juke Nismo at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo features new exterior color with dark grey accents and red stripes. It will join the Juke Nismo in Nissan showrooms this summer and will be available in 370Z Coupe and 370Z Roadster models.
The 370Z Nismo will be powered by an advanced Nissan FM (Front Midship) platform, refined 4 wheel independent suspension and 3.7 liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) rated at 350 hp at 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm.
With the current 370Z NISMO setting the bar as a tuner-Z enthusiast’s dream straight from the factory and fully warranted offering 350 horsepower, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super lightweight forged alloy wheels the enhancements for 2014 are designed to up the car’s already strong visual impact.
On the exterior, new dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element except side sills featuring NISMO style red pinstripe accents. In addition, Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices. Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer.
Just one transmission is offered, a close ratio 6 speed manual with Nissan’s SynchroRev Match synchronized downshift rev matching system. The SynchroRev Match function automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the speed of the next gear position, essentially “blipping” the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts. This not only allows the driver to focus more on braking and steering, it improves the smoothness of gear shifts by reducing the typical shock when the clutch is engaged. The system can be deactivated with a button next to the shifter for drivers who prefer to shift on their own.