The Nissan 370Z Nismo has been given a minor visual and technical overhaul as part of a 2015 update for the entire range.
Set to go on sale later this year, the revised version of the flagship two-door coupe includes a new-look front bumper inspired by the GT-R, featuring a larger central air intake, new horizontal LED daytime running lights, and slim inlets ahead of the front wheel arches. Rounding off the front end styling changes are black headlight surrounds and a special red Nismo trim for the upturned vents.
Approaching the 370Z Nismo from the side, it’s also clear Nissan has redesigned the side sills and door mirrors, adding new 19-inch black and silver Rays alloys in the process. Round the back there’s a downsized spoiler that apparently works with the revised front end to increase downforce at speed – showing changes continue to focus on aerodynamics first and foremost.
On the inside, the Japanese manufacturer has fitted new Recaro seats, based on shell construction rather than a traditional tubular frame, plus red and black leather and Alcantara upholstery is used throughout.
Under the metal, power will once again come from a 339bhp, 3.7-litre V6 – so the 5.2 seconds 0-62mph time is carried over – although the suspension has been tweaked to improve comfort. Alongside these changes to the rear spring and damper rates, Nissan has swapped the carpets and inner rear wheel arch protector, a move designed to reduce road noise inside the 370Z Nismo.
Nissan hasn’t limited itself to improving the 370Z Nismo version, with the entire range set to benefit from the new ride set-up and improved Spinal seats that use the stronger yet lighter shell-based construction.
There’ll be a few design modifications both inside and out, extending to 18-inch rims finished in Gun Metallic for standard and Pack models.
Like the Nismo, the regular 370Z will feature the 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine, albeit a slightly less powerful variant. Generating 324bhp and 363Nm of torque, it’ll do 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds when paired to the standard-fit five-speed manual, or 5.6 seconds in GT trim’s optional seven-speed automatic guise.
The Nissan 370z is set to go on sale in October before arriving early next year, don’t expect prices to change too much across the range.