Oct 31, 2008

NISMO 370Z : First Look

It appears that the current NISMO Fairlady Z S-Tune GT might have a replacement waiting in the wings when the new Z car (370Z here in North America) arrives on scene. The photo above is now making the rounds on the web, and at the very least, it indicates that NISMO will probably have accessories (like the body kit shown) ready to go for the Fairlady Z's JDM launch.

Nissan also announced earlier today that the 370Z will make an appearance in the Electronic Arts video game, “Need for Speed Underground.”

The 370Z is expected to use the same VQ37VHR powerplant found in the Infiniti G37 — a V6 displacing 3.7-liter — delivering at least 330 horsepower. Recent rumors indicate a 4.5-liter V8 might also be offered.

Suspension duties for the new car will be handled by a double wishbone setup up front with a multi-link setup out back. Brembo brakes and 18 and 19 inch wheels will also be part of the 370Z package.

Despite a serious upgrade in hardware, the new 370Z is said to weigh less than the outgoing 350Z — giving further credence to its performance credentials.

We expect to hear much more in the days to come, since the 370Z's official unveiling in L.A. is just around the corner.


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