NISMO 370Z (2009– )
The NISMO version was introduced for the 2009 year model. The engine produces 350 hp (260 kW) at 7,400 RPM and 276 lb·ft (374 N·m) at 5,200 RPM with revised ECU settings and exhaust setup. Transmission choice is limited to a 6-speed manual with Nissan's new "SynchroRev Match" function. Handling is improved via stiffened springs and stabilizer bars compared to the 370Z Coupe. Other equipment includes 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear), 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors, NISMO Sport Brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminum calipers, and a fully integrated chin spoiler.
The vehicle went on sale on June 2009.
US model went on sale on June 17, 2009 with an MSRP of US$39,130.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 New York Auto Show.
2014 NISMO 370Z Update
At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan unveiled the 2014 NISMO 370Z - a minor refresh. The NISMO 370Z's mechanics remain mostly unchanged; the engine still produces 350 hp (260 kW) but now includes Variable Valve Event and Lift Control to further enhance airflow into the combustion chambers.
Nissan has also added re-tuned suspension and chassis, and a new, more aerodynamic front bumper.
A new exterior color option is introduced - dark gray with red stripes - and Solid Red replaces Magma Red as one of the four color choices. Interior changes include a new steering wheel with Alcantara and red accents, and a new NISMO tachometer.