2008 Nissan Nismo 350Z
The Nissan 350Z has been around for over four years now, and you know what that means. . . time for a new special edition! For those unfamiliar with the NISMO name, the acronym is short for NISsan MOtorsports, the brand's in-house aftermarket tuner. The name has been seen on a special off-road edition Frontier over the past few years here in the States, and NISMO performance parts are available around the world. Like the NISMO Frontier, the NISMO 350Z will top the model range, but it's obviously meant for race tracks rather than two-tracks.
For onlookers, the most obvious cues for the NISMO will be the new front and rear fascias, side skirts, and functional rear diffuser and wing, along with the NISMO-branded Ray's Engineering wheels. Painted in gunmetal grey, they measure eighteen inches in diameter at the front while nineteens squeeze under the car's rear. All will be shod with Bridgestone RE050A tires.
For drivers and passengers, the familiar NISMO badges will adorn new black and red cloth seats with red stitching, along with new white and gray gauges. Each NISMO 350Z will have a serialized aluminum plaque on the center console, just to make owners feel even more special.
While the car does get new suspension tuning, Brembo brakes, and NISMO exhaust, the 350Z's 3.5-liter V-6 sits unmodified at 306 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The stock car's six-speed manual transmission and viscous limited-slip differential also go unchanged. Production will most likely be quite limited, and deliveries begin in July of 2007.