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Nissan NISMO 370Z





 Nissan has unveils the Nissan NISMO 370Z at the New York International Auto Show. Powered by 3.7 liter V6 engine coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system, Nissan NISMO 370Z may develops 350 hp at 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm.


Nissan NISMO 370Z which will hit the showroom floor in June 2009 is developed by NNA???s Specialty Vehicles Group in collaboration with Autech Japan.


Nissan NISMO 370Z comes with new side sills, spoiler, rear bumper, an integrated chin spoiler, and also an extended front nose.





Press Release

The all-new, second generation Nissan NISMO 370Z, which is set to go on sale at Nissan retailers nationwide in June 2009, continues the tradition of the original by offering unique performance and design attributes that true sports car enthusiasts are looking for ??? straight from the factory. Like the limited production NISMO 350Z introduced two years earlier, the new Nissan NISMO 370Z is a tuner-Z enthusiast???s dream, featuring a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and special super-lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels.


The 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z was developed by NNA???s Specialty Vehicles Group in conjunction with Autech Japan, Nissan???s longstanding conversion partner.


???The NISMO name is known throughout the world as the leading supplier of race-bred, factory-tuned, extreme performance Nissan parts, accessories and vehicles,?? said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). ???The new, second-generation NISMO Z proudly ??? and deservedly ??? wears the NISMO badge, carrying on the tradition of bringing racing-inspired performance and engineering to the street.??


The all-new Nissan NISMO 370Z is offered in one completely equipped model (no options) with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission only.



Dynamic Performance And Handling Comes Standard


The new Nissan NISMO 370Z starts with the unmatched foundation of 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). 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. For its use in the Nissan NISMO 370Z, the 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 produces 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. The Nissan NISMO Z???s enhanced engine power and acceleration is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control.


The Nissan NISMO 370Z is offered only with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with Nissan???s new ???SynchroRev Match?? function, the world???s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission 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 vehicle balance and smoothness 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 less vehicle intervention.


Nissan NISMO 370Z features a tight, rigid body structure with a strut tower bar brace and a pair of performance dampers, which quickly and efficiently react to and control body vibrations from road input via the tires, contributing to the Nissan NISMO 370Z???s outstanding stability and performance feel.


Nissan NISMO Z???s double-wishbone front/4-link rear suspension design suspension is specially tuned for exceptional stability and handling. Compared to a standard Nissan 370Z Coupe, front spring rates have been dialed up 15%, rear spring rates 10%, front stabilizer bar rate upped 15% and the rear stabilizer bar is 50% stiffer. The roll stiffness rate has been increased by 15% and front and rear damping factors have been increased by 40% and 140% respectively.


Nissan NISMO 370Z rides on unique 5-spoke Nissan-branded 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels (19x9.5-inch front, 19x10.5-inch rear) mounted with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear).


Bringing the Nissan NISMO 370Z to a stop are standard 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 also includes a variable ratio brake pedal for a more direct pedal stroke feel, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). A Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) is standard on all NISMO 370Zs, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).


Responsive steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion design that has been reworked (versus the Nissan NISMO 350Z design) with redesigned mounting bushings and a column insulator to provide improved response. Unwanted steering kickback and vibrations are reduced with the use of a solenoid valve that acts like a damper when there is a harsh impact load.



Unique Nissan NISMO 370Z Exterior and Interior


Along with its standout performance, the new Nissan NISMO Z offers a standout appearance inside and out. The functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces include an extended front nose design with a canard design at each corner for improved downforce and a fully integrated chin spoiler. The Nissan NISMO 370Z has an overall length of 174.3 inches.


Special side sills and a unique rear bumper help control airflow under the vehicle, while the functional rear spoiler increases downforce. The Nissan NISMO 370Z exterior also includes a wide stance, sculptural fenders, upswept quarter windows, bold ???boomerang?? shaped headlights and taillights, vertical door handles and aluminum hood, door panels and hatchback. The headlights are a High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon design with an auto on/off feature.


???One look at the dramatic NISMO 370Z body and you know that this isn???t your everyday sports car,?? said Castignetti. ???The styling is highly emotional yet totally functional ??? expressing dynamic movement while enhancing airflow and downforce for enhanced aerodynamic performance.??


The Nissan NISMO 370Z is offered in five exterior colors: Pearl White, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Solid Red and Platinum Graphite.


The Nissan NISMO 370Z???s driver-centric interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, steering wheel with smooth leather 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 NISMO Z, identifying its unique serial and model year designation.


The Nissan NISMO 370Z???s 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 enhanced storage and 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 NISMO Z? is first started.


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. Adjustable front seat Active Head Restraints are standard.


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, a center console box with a new non-intrusive cover design, automatic climate control, rear window defroster with timer, two 12-volt power outlets, four cupholders (two in door panels, two in center console), dual overhead map lights and a AM/FM/CD/AUX 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls.



???The NISMO logo is prominent throughout the cabin, reinforcing the mission and special capability of the vehicle,?? said Castignetti. ???The NISMO Z is the complete package ??? inside, outside and under the skin.??


Nissan NISMO Z???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 and occupant classification sensors; 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).


The all-new, second generation Nissan NISMO 370Z, which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in June 2009, continues the tradition of the original by offering unique performance and design attributes that true sports car enthusiasts are looking for - straight from the factory. Like the limited production Nissan NISMO 350Z introduced two years earlier, the new Nissan NISMO 370Z is a tuner-Z enthusiast’s dream, featuring 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and special super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. The Nissan NISMO 370Z was developed by Nissan’s Specialty Vehicles Group in conjunction with Autech Japan, Nissan’s longstanding conversion partner.


The Nissan NISMO 370Z’s standard 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) combines with a refined 4-wheel independent suspension and advanced FM (Front Midship) platform to offer responsive performance and handling. The Nissan NISMO Z’s exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control help provide responsive upper end power. As expected of a true performance machine, the Nissan NISMO 370Z is offered with only one transmission - a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard “SynchroRev Match,” the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission (which allows perfectly matched heel-toe-like downshifting).


Nissan NISMO 370Z also features a NISMO-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to manage road-input vibrations and help contribute to the NISMO 370Z’s high levels of stability 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 Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires. Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) are also standard on all Nissan NISMO 370Zs.


Along with its standout performance, the new Nissan NISMO Z stands out from the crowd with its dramatic performance-oriented exterior and interior. The 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 interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, steering wheel with smooth leather and red parallel stitching, smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum trimmed pedals. A serialized plaque of authenticity is also matched to each Nissan NISMO Z, identifying its unique serial and model year designation.



Highlights of the 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z include:


Body:


A high-rigidity body with a dynamic presence and aerodynamic design

Special Nissan NISMO 370Z 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 maximize downforce

174.3-inch overall length

Enhanced body rigidity with a NISMO strut tower bar and front and rear Performance Dampers to 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 mirrors

Electric rear window defroster

Front fender-mounted “flashing” Z emblems/sidemarkers

Polished exhaust tips

Five available colors: Pearl White, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Solid Red and Platinum Graphite



Engine and Driveline


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

Standard 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with “SynchroRev Match,” the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission allowing perfectly matched 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)



Suspension, Steering and Braking


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

Unique NISMO-branded 19-inch RAYS super lightweight 5-spoke forged-alloy wheels - 19x9.5-inch front, 19x10.5-inch rear

Yokohama ADVAN Sport P245/40R19 front and P285/35R19 rear tires, Y-rated



Interior Features


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

Unique smooth leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob

NISMO signature red stitching on the steering wheel, seats, center instrument panel, instrument panel console lid, door trim and knee pads

NISMO tachometer

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



Safety and Security


Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors

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)



Models


Nissan NISMO 370Z Coupe offered in one model (6-speed manual transmission only)


   
   

 

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