The hotter Nissan Z seems to have been on track for testing ahead of the expected reveal next year.
The Nissan Z Nismo 2023as seen in a variety of pictures shared on Facebook and Twitter, there are a bunch of visible changes.
There are new wheels, wrapped in Dunlop tyres, behind seemingly larger brakes, while also new bumpers.
At the front, there’s a more obvious splitter while at the rear there’s a subtle rear spoiler.
A higher output version of letter Z likely a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6. The standard car produces 298 kW of power and 475 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The upcoming 370Z Nismo variant has 8kW and 8Nm more than standard 370Zand includes a bunch of mechanical improvements that tell us what changes we might see with the Z Nismo.
The 370Z Nismo has increased spring speed, damping and stability, strut braces, performance dampers and larger brakes.
It also features a unique body kit with revised front and rear, unique rear spoiler and side sills, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, while the cabin features Recaro front seats and plenty of leather trim. Alcantara.
The 370Z Nismo is about $10,000 more than the regular 370Z, for context. The standard new Nissan Z is now available for $73,300 before touring, regardless of whether you choose a manual or automatic transmission.
Nissan unveiled the Z GT4 race car (above) at SEMA in November, perhaps hinting at aspects of the Nismo version. The 298kW and 475Nm twin-turbo six-cylinders of the GT4 are tuned in this circuit car to 330kW and 600Nm
Nissan Australia CEO Adam Paterson said auto expert Z, launched this year to replace the 370Z, has instantly became popular although the price is higher.
The brand has a bank of 1200 undelivered orders for the new Z, having delivered just 84 units since the latest version of the iconic sports car launched earlier this year.
“The interesting thing about Nissan with the car is that the customers who put their hands on it and expressed an interest were absolutely passionate about it, and [they] “Understand how the manufacturing process works, not 1000 built in one month and then none the next month,” Mr. Paterson said.
“So it was a bit of a wait and they were patient with us… we have customers who understand they don’t have to be there tomorrow,” continued Mr. Paterson.
When asked about the overall waiting time for new orders, Mr. Paterson indicated that the current goal is to keep delivery times “under 12 months”, noting that the situation with challenges in terms of freight and supply is constantly evolving.
“It’s hard to tell if it’s a three-month or five- or six-month order given all the different shipping and supply challenges we’re facing, but the target is definitely below. 12 months.”
Z Proto Launch Edition, priced at $80,700 before launch, sold out.
According to Nissan Australia’s website, customers wishing to place an order can ‘join the line’ through an online form due to the “overwhelming” customer response.
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