The Japanese car company arrived at this year’s ZDayZ, the annual gathering of American Nissan and Datsun performance car enthusiasts. Due to hit the dealerships in July, the 2015 370Z NISMO is more of a subtle reworking than a complete overhaul.
It still has a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine under the hood, but suspension has been changed significantly for the new model. For the first time, the car will be offered with a seven-speed automatic transmission complete with rev-matching on the downchange and a manual mode complete with paddle shifts. The six-speed manual transmission is still alive and well and will continue to be offered as the standard configuration on the car.
Apart from the transmission, the biggest changes are in terms of exterior styling and internal in-car tech and comfort. The car gets new alloy wheels and a redesigned aerodynamics package, including a smaller rear spoiler.
For the interior, the sports seats have been redesigned in collaboration with Recaro, meaning that they’re exclusive to the 370Z NISMO and have been developed to offer comfort, feedback and support tuned to the car’s handling and performance characteristics.
Other upgrades include:
- hard-drive based navigation system
- 7-inch touch screen
- Bose sound system
- reversing camera
The car’s reveal was one of the highlights of this year’s ZDayZ, which was held in North Carolina. Giving fans the chance to see the 370Z NISMO before anyone else.