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Nissan 370Z Nismo Edition

Overview

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The Z® NISMO, since its introduction as part of the original Nissan 350Z lineup, has embodied the spirit of NISMO – race-proven engineering that is attainable. Now, for the 2014 model year, the second-generation 370Z NISMO is enhanced with a new, unifying look and feel – paving the way for additional models such as the new JUKE NISMO and upcoming GT-R NISMO to follow.

The 2014 370Z NISMO continues to set the bar as a tuner-Z® enthusiast's dream straight from the factory and fully warranted, offering 350 horsepower, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. The enhancements for 2014 are designed to up the car's already strong visual impact.

On the exterior, new dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents. In addition, Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices. Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer.

Advanced 350-Horsepower VVEL V6 and NISMO-Tuned Suspension
The 370Z NISMO's outstanding performance is anchored by an advanced Nissan FM (Front Midship) platform, refined 4-wheel independent suspension and 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) rated at 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. The VVEL system helps optimize intake valve open/close movements, allowing the needed air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely optimized time.

The 370Z NISMO's enhanced engine power and acceleration (versus non-NISMO 370Zs) is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration.

Just one transmission is offered, a close-ratio 6-speed manual with Nissan's SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching system. The SynchroRev Match® function automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the speed of the next gear position, essentially "blipping" the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts. This not only allows the driver to focus more on braking and steering, it improves the smoothness of gear shifts by reducing the typical "shock" when the clutch is engaged. The system can be deactivated with a button next to the shifter for drivers who prefer to shift on their own.

The 370Z NISMO also features a tight, rigid body structure with a strut tower bar brace and a pair of performance dampers, which quickly and efficiently react to help control body vibrations from road input via the tires, contributing to the 370Z NISMO's outstanding handling and performance feel. The 370Z NISMO's double-wishbone front/4-link rear suspension design suspension is specially tuned for exceptional handling, including higher spring and stabilizer bar rates and increased roll stiffness and front and rear damping factors (compared to non-NISMO models).

The 2014 370Z NISMO rides on unique 5-spoke Nissan-branded 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels (19x9.5-inch front, 19x10.5-inch rear) with a Gun Metallic finish. The wheels are mounted with Bridgestone Potenza S001 Y-rated high-performance tires (245/40ZR19 front, 285/35ZR19 rear). Braking is provided by NISMO Sport Brakes with large diameter 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors with 4-piston front and 2-­piston rear aluminum calipers. The braking system includes a variable ratio brake pedal, high-rigidity brake hoses, R35 Special II fluid and red-finish calipers.

Unique NISMO 370Z Exterior and Interior Designs
Along with the new color treatments, the 2014 370Z NISMO exterior includes an extended front nose design and a fully integrated chin spoiler – providing a sense of dynamic movement while enhancing airflow and downforce for enhanced aerodynamic performance.

The 370Z NISMO is 6.2 inches longer than the standard 370Z Coupe. Special side sills and a unique rear bumper help control airflow under the vehicle, while the functional rear spoiler increases downforce. Four exterior colors are offered: Pearl White, Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Solid Red.

Inside, the 370Z NISMO's driver-centric 2-seat interior layout is built around a deeply scooped instrument panel with a full-length center console separating the driver and passenger's seat. In the rear is an open cargo area with easy accessibility. The instrument panel includes a 3-pod cluster with oil temperature, voltmeter and clock, while the speedometer and tachometer include an "initial sweep" function, coming alive when the 370Z NISMO is first started.

The sporty interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, steering wheel with Alcantara wrap and red parallel stitching, smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum-trimmed pedals. A special serialized plaque of authenticity, located on the vertical panel above the floor-mounted console, is matched to each 370Z NISMO identifying its unique serial and model year designation.

Both the driver and passenger's seats are structured with an anti-slip material in the main seating surface. The sporty woven cloth seats feature standard 8-way driver's/4-way passenger manual adjustments and adjustable front seat Active Head Restraints. Standard interior comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, power windows with one-touch auto up/down feature, power door locks with auto-lock feature and automatic climate control. In addition to the melodious sounds of the special NISMO exhaust system, the soundtrack for road trips is provides by a standard AM/FM/CD/AUX 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls.

Also available is a Bose® Package featuring an in-dash 6CD changer, two additional speakers (six total), two subwoofers, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, auto-dimming inside mirror and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. There are no other options offered.

The 2014 370Z NISMO's long list of standard safety and security features includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted side-impact air bags; seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, Active Head Restraints, Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Vehicle Security System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Along with the 370Z NISMO, the 2014 Nissan 370Z is available in 370Z Coupe and 370Z Roadster models (please see NissanNews.com for full information).

At a Glance

 

The limited production 2014 370Z NISMO once again provides unique performance and design attributes that true sports car enthusiasts are looking for – straight from the factory and fully warranted. Compared to the 370Z Coupe, the NISMO 370Z offers enhanced performance, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels.

 

For 2014, the 370Z NISMO receives a number of enhancements designed to up the car's already strong visual impact. On the exterior, new dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents. In addition, Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices. Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer.

 

The 370Z NISMO's 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) is matched with an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration to help 18 horsepower more than a standard 370Z Coupe and 276 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match®, the world's first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission – which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.

 

The 370Z NISMO also features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, NISMO-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to help minimize road-input vibrations and help contribute to the NISMO 370Z's high levels of handling and performance feel. The NISMO tuned suspension includes special springs and stabilizer bars. Unique 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels are mounted with Bridgestone Potenza S001 high performance tires. Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) are also standard on the NISMO 370Z.

 

The 370Z NISMO's functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces include an extended front nose with a canard design at each corner for improved downforce and a fully integrated chin spoiler. Special side sills and a unique rear bumper help control airflow under the vehicle, while the functional rear spoiler also increases downforce.

 

The sporty interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, steering wheel with Alcantara wrap and red parallel stitching, smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum-trimmed pedals.

 

A special serialized plaque of authenticity, located on the vertical panel above the floor-mounted console, is matched to each 370Z NISMO identifying its unique serial and model year designation.

 

Highlights of the 2014 Nissan NISMO 370Z include:

 

 

 

  • A high-rigidity body with a dynamic presence and aerodynamic design
  • Special 370Z NISMO styling with wide, strong stance expressing dynamic movement
  • Unique, fully integrated NISMO body design, including an extended front nose design with optimized shape for managing airflow, an integrated front chin spoiler, side sills, and a unique rear bumper and rear spoiler designed to increase downforce
  • New dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents
  • Enhanced body rigidity with a NISMO strut tower bar and front and rear performance dampers to help manage body damping of vibrations from road input via the tires
  • Lightweight aluminum hood, doors and hatchback
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights and LED brake lights with distinctive "boomerang" design
  • Signature vertical door handles, dual remote control heated outside mirrors
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Front fender-mounted "flashing" Z® emblems/sidemarkers
  • Polished exhaust tips
  • Four available colors: Pearl White, Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Solid Red
  • Front engine/rear-wheel drive
  • Fourth-generation VQ series 3.7-liter engine, 24-valve DOHC V6 (VQ37VHR), rated at 350 horsepower @ 7,400 RPM, 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 RPM, red engine cover
  • Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) system
  • Micro-finished crankshaft and camshaft; small pitch, silent cam chain; drive-by-wire throttle
  • Oil cooler
  • Standard 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching, allowing heel-toe-like downshifting
  • NISMO-tuned dual exhaust with H-pipe configuration and larger diameter tubes for reduced exhaust pressure
  • Carbon Fiber composite driveshaft
  • Standard Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD)
  • NISMO-tuned 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension with use of lightweight aluminum components
  • Double-wishbone front suspension, rear multi-link suspension; NISMO front strut tower bar; high response shock absorbers
  • Large diameter front and rear hollow NISMO-tuned stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Power-assisted vented front and rear disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Nissan Sport Brakes with 14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear rotors and 4-piston front/2-piston rear aluminum calipers
  • Red caliper finish, high-rigidity brake hoses and R35 Special II fluid
  • Unique NISMO-branded 19-inch RAYS super lightweight 5-spoke forged-alloy wheels – 19x9.5-inch front, 19x10.5-inch rear
  • Bridgestone Potenza S001 245/40R19 front and 285/35R19 rear tires, Y-rated
  • High quality interior with innovative, driver-centric "three-layer" design with information, operation and holding layers
  • 2-passenger seating with unique driver and passenger seat designs and functions
  • Distinctive black and red seat trim with NISMO logo
  • New steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents
  • Red NISMO tachometer
  • Unique smooth leather-wrapped shifter knob
  • NISMO signature red stitching on the steering wheel, seats, center instrument panel, instrument panel console lid, door trim and knee pads
  • NISMO 370Z plaque of authenticity with serial number and model year designation
  • Aluminum-trimmed pedals
  • Driver's seat shaped to help hold the body firmly in place without interfering with shifting
  • 8-way manual driver's seat, 4-way manual passenger's seat with manual seatback fold-down function
  • 3-bay gauge pods, tilt steering column with integrated instrument cluster
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Standard automatic temperature control
  • Power windows with auto one-touch up and down feature
  • Power door locks with auto locking feature
  • Two 12-volt power outlets, four cupholders (two in door panels, two in center console)
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts (driver's seatbelt ELR only)
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Zone Body Construction
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Standard Vehicle Security System
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • NISMO 370Z Coupe is offered in one model (6-speed manual transmission only)
  • One available option: Bose® Package with in-dash 6CD changer, two additional speakers (six total), two subwoofers, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, auto-dimming inside mirror and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

 

 

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