Nissan 370Z Nismo is a Potential Sports Coupe
|   Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is not a completely new addition to the already hyped lineup as the recent vehicle does not sport any advanced features over its counterpart which launched in the US back in 2009. The Nissan 370Z still features a manual transmission system and is available only as a coupe. The transmission system on the Nismo however takes things a step forward and the shifting is very linear and precise.

Downshifts are done efficiently and effortlessly and the weight distribution on the vehicle is balanced.
This has always been a positive factor surrounding the vehicle. Although people consider the manual gearbox to be old fashioned, engineers at Nissan feel that this holds the driving dynamics of the 370Z together. The Nismo however sports a touch of digital electronics and this instills a very urban modern feel to the vehicle.

The engine is lifted off its predecessor while the ECU has been mapped. This results in an increase of 16 BHP at the top level. Increase in top speed has been well balanced with an efficient braking system while the exhaust has also received considerable modifications which further enhance performance. The engine also lets out a dominant roar although the cabin is not sufficiently sound proof which results in excessive stress at times.

Technologically advanced features such as satellite navigation, rear parking cameras etc have been added to the vehicle while leather and alcantra trim is present as standard. The interior and exterior also features the Nismo badge across intervals. Red is the dominant color of this model and this has been carried forward from the exterior to the interior as well. The 370Z is an aerodynamically advanced car and the down force and wind flow around and below the vehicle helps this car stick to the ground.

The spoiler plays an important role while larger sports rims have been added to the ride. The wheelbase has also increased by 150 mm and this translates into more interior room for the car. The suspension change on the 370Z Nismo is evident every time you head into a corner at speed. The vehicle handles smoothly and is very efficient in its way. The Nismo models are designed especially for the American customers and are designed by the Japanese engineers at the Nissan Technical Center in Europe.

The drive train is as dormant as in its predecessor while acceleration from 0 – 60 MPH is possible under 5.3 seconds. Major changes in performance figures were not recorded although the engine is quite efficient and reliable. Priced at £36,995, the Nissan 370Z Nismo is a sports coupe well within the reach of most enthusiasts.

Nissan has always delivered on their promises and hence the 370Z promises to be a refreshing ride. The Nismo has the ability to hit many entry level Porsche where it hurts most and this should be reason enough to purchase the Nismo. Although the Nismo is nowhere near the GTR in terms of performance, it still bears some genes of its older sibling.
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