New look for 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

The 370Z NISMO is race-inspired but designed for the street with its own unique styling

Published: April 30, 2013, 5:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:15 PM

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

Nissan's racy 370Z NISMO gets a slightly revised look for 2014 with a new exterior colour and dark grey accents with red stripes.

"We're unifying the look and feel of these distinctive (370Z and Juke) NISMO models and paving the way for additional NISMO vehicles to follow," said Pierre Loing, vice-president, product and advanced planning and strategy, Nissan Americas.

" Since its introduction as part of the original Nissan 350Z lineup, (it) has embodied the spirit of NISMO – race-proven engineering that is attainable," he added.

Enhancements for 2014 are designed to up the car's already strong visual impact. They include new dark grey colouring on 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.

Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior colours.

Exclusive NISMO exterior include a rear spoiler, integrated side sills and an extended front nose design with a fully integrated chin spoiler that makes it 15.7 cm longer than the standard 370Z Coupe.

Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer

The NISMO continues to be powered by a 3.7-litre DOHC V-6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), rated at 350 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm.

Power and acceleration are enhanced relative to non-NISMO 370Zs through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration.

Just one transmission is offered, a close-ratio 6-speed manual with Nissan's SynchroRev Match synchronized downshift rev matching system.

Along with the high-performance engine and racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, the NISMO 370Z features a specially-tuned suspension with higher spring and anti-roll bar rates, increased roll stiffness and revised front and rear damping rates.

Unique super-lightweight, 19 inch RAYS forged alloy wheels are shod with Bridgestone Potenza S001 Y-rated high-performance tires (245/40ZR19 front, 285/35ZR19 rear).

Braking is provided by NISMO Sport Brakes with large diameter 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminum calipers.

The braking system includes a variable ratio brake pedal, high-rigidity brake hoses, R35 Special II fluid and red-finish calipers.

The NISMO 370Z will go on sale this summer and will include the same Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty as other Nissan vehicles.