Nissan 370z Nismo Features You Should Know


Nissan 370z Nismo – This very 370z has answered all the questions raised about previous Nismo when it has to do with compliance and refinement. This is subject to revising the rear spring and damper rates and introducing new inner wheel arch liners and carpets to absorb road noise. These measures have achieved some level of success. If you’re used to more grown-up machinery, the lack of isolation from road and mechanical noise will challenge you a little as the 370z is not as refined as Golf GTI or BMW M235i.

This extrovert styling machine has gone through a series of updates which has resulted in its long tooth. This look is a timely reminder that a muscular front-engine, rear-drive coupe is a recipe with enduring appeal. It only comes in coupe form with a massive six-speed manual proving its worth as a pure drivers’ car. This sets the tone for what is a very simple and transparent driving experience. Buckle up as we dive into some of the features of the 370z Nismo.

The Exterior Design
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The exterior design of the 370z Nismo is so unique and this version comes with a better wheel arch insulation that works together with the car carpet to dampen down the road roar that earlier examples suffered. Its unique front and rear bumpers and side sills plus a much less aggressive rear wing replace the old, apparently do-it-yourself styling add-ons. The bi-xenon headlights and automatic wipers are standard on the Nismo.

The Interior Design
The interior of the 370z is a comfortable place to be, the wider cabin features Recaro bucket seats and thicker floor carpets. The interior also features climate control, a Bose sound system, and Nissan’s Connect Premium infotainment system complete with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio, and a 9.4GB hard drive.

The Engine and Its Performance
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Under the hood of the 370Z Nismo is a 3.7-liter V6 engine which is different from the regular Z’s engine. This delivers peak power and torque outputs of 339bhp at 7400rpm and 274lb-ft at 5200rpm respectively. 16bhp and 400rpm, and 6lb-ft at the same revs, compared with the non-Nismo 370Z.

The car weighs 1535kg, working with a power-to-weight ratio of 224bhp per ton. That’s the same as an M235i and roughly halfway between a Cayman and a Cayman S. For context, the GT-R Nismo has around 50 percent more horsepower to propel every kilo but asks for more than three times the money for the privilege.

A Taste Of The Feeling
The big V6 starts with the push of a button and settles into a lusty idle. It’s not vocal in the contemporary, contrived sense. Indeed, it would benefit from being more exuberant, to live up to the expectation set by the extrovert styling.

The chassis and steering take to smoother and gentler curves more naturally. Blending in the throttle teases tangible balance out of the handling, and lets the engine linger at higher crank speeds while it could shake the screws out of your wristwatch, such as the vibration it sends through the controls at least makes it feel like you’re getting your money’s worth.

The Nissan 370z Nismo would have been so fantastic but not for the 3.7 V6 which is undeniably effective, yet never less than coarse. It feels and sounds reluctant to rev much beyond 6000rpm, even though the red line suggests you’ve got the best part of 2000rpm left to play with. Aurally there’s little pleasure to be had from working it harder, but persevere and the rewards are there in terms of pace. The gearing is tall but more playful than a Cayman’s, and you have the option of an annoyingly sweet rev-match mode that activates a throttle-blip function (something Nissan pioneered). The motor might lack sparkle and an appetite for revs, but there’s no doubt the Nismo Z ups its game when wrung out.


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