NISMO tweaked Nissan 370Z launched in Australia

Performance version of Nissan Z car arrives

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There’s a new player in the Australian sports car market with Nissan Australia launching the NISMO-tweaked Nissan 370Z.

We were at the Australian launch of the model and have published a first drive review here.

In the meantime, we can continue the Australian pricing and specification details for the new Nissan offering.

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Sitting above the standard Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster (two offerings that have just enjoyed significant price reductions), the NISMO version is available only in Coupe.

Six-speed manual and seven-speed auto transmissions are on offer in the Nissan 370Z NISMO, while the NISMO tweaks run deeper than just cosmetic enhancements.

The sporty model also boasts more power and torque over the standard car - 253kW (+8kW) and 371Nm (+8Nm), and this extra power and torque comes primarily from the fitment of a twin exhaust system.

The model also boasts stiffer suspension, Recaro sports seats with NISMO logos, NISMO 19″ alloy wheels and a body kit.

NISMO has also beefed-up the brakes on the sports-tuned coupe.

Nissan is expecting the NISMO version to find about one in three Nissan 370Z buyers.

There was no word though at the launch on overall sales expectations for the model through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

Nissan 370Z sales in Australia have slowed to a trickle in recent times, mostly due to the runaway success of the Ford Mustang.

The Japanese car company hoping the price realignment and NISMO performance model will kick-start the Z car in the local market.

Check out our launch review of the 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO.

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