Yesterday Nissan released previewing a brand-new NISMO debut to be unveiled today. Even though they only released a single darkened image, the context of the teaser allowed us to deduce that the new car would be a Nissan 370Z NISMO. Turns out, we were right.
Check out the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO sports coupe below:
Looking at the new 370Z, you can see why Nissan would want to present it to their devoted fans attending ZDayZ… It’s like a special ‘thank you’ for all their support. And what a gorgeous coupe it is! When it goes on sale in July of this year, it’ll also be available in Solid Red, Brilliant Silver and Magnetic Black, but you can understand why they chose to make the debut with the pictured Pearl White. That classic NISMO color-scheme is so refined – it’s a perfect fit for the slew of changes coming for the 2015MY. Which, of course, begs the question as to why this is not one of the standard option color schemes.
Let’s start by reviewing the exterior changes for the new 370Z. Seeing the full image, you can really tell just how much the new NISMO’s front fascia has been changed. The grille is larger, deeper and hexagonal; the splitters and front vents have been re-sculpted; there are new LED running lights. From the rear view (below), we can see that the rear fascia has also seen significant alterations with larger C-vents, sharp red piping, and a slightly toned down rear spoiler. The 370Z NISMO also gets new 19-inch RAYS with a stylish twin-five spoke design and a gunmetal gray machine-finish.
All these aesthetic changes do more than make the sports coupe look good, though. They also provide distinct aerodynamic benefits, with the new front and rear spoilers in particular having a measurable effect on downforce. All-around, the new NISMO version of the Fairlady Z looks a lot more like the GT-R’s little brother (or sister, as the case may be).
Moving inside the 2015 370Z NISMO (below), the enhancements continue. Chief among them are the new NISMO-styled black-and-red Recaro leather seats with Alcantara accents. Again, these suave new seats have improved functionality, allegedly developed by Recaro to “provide more uniform body pressure and better all directions holding during spirited acceleration, braking and cornering. They also play a key role in providing driving excitement by maximizing the harmony between driver and machine.” In other words, these seats can make all your problems go away.
In addition to the more heavily NISMO-themed interior, there is a new 370Z NISMO Tech trim package. As the name suggests, it comes with a host of cutting-edge technologies such as the Nissan Navigation System, a 7 inch VGA touchscreen, RearView Monitor, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a booming Bose Audio System to top it off.
Unfortunately, the one thing that the 2015 370Z NISMO won’t be getting is a new engine. When the sports coupe goes on sale in a few months, it will only be available with the same admittedly-still-very-powerful 3.7L DOHC V6 with 350hp. However, you can now choose between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed automatic, and the suspension has been refined with new struts, dampers and a 4-wheel independent suspension.