2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO
2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO
As the flagship of the Nissan Z portfolio, the 2017 370Z Nissan NISMO embodies the spirit of NISMO – race-proven engineering that is attainable.
Significantly revised two years ago with a new exterior design and redesigned RAYS aluminum-alloy wheels, the Nissan 370Z NISMO and 370Z NISMO Tech include Nissan GT-R-inspired functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces that provide an aggressive, aerodynamic appearance – as well as optimizing front and rear downforce.
Upfront, the deep front fascia with Hyper LED Daytime Running Lights and black headlight bezels provides a greater level of visual differentiation from standard 370Z Coupes. A fully integrated chin spoiler enhances the sense of dynamic movement, while enhancing airflow and downforce for exceptional aerodynamic performance. The front also features a Nissan NISMO emblem and signature NISMO red stripe accents that continue from the spoiler down the special side sill protectors.
In addition to a bold rear fascia, the unique Nissan NISMO rear spoiler completes the distinctive NISMO design. The Nissan 370Z NISMO – at 170.5 in. in overall length and 73.6 in. in overall width – is 3.0 in. longer and 1.0 in. wider than a standard 370Z Coupe.
Other exterior features include an aluminum hood, bi-functional xenon headlights with automatic on/off function, distinctive vertical door handles, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a pair of large chrome-tipped exhaust outlets.
Also adding to the distinctive Nissan 370Z NISMO appearance are twin-five spoke 19-in. NISMO super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels by RAYS. The wheels are mounted with Bridgestone Potenza S001 Y-rated high-performance tires (245/40R19 front, 285/35R19 rear).
Nissan NISMO-styled Interior
The Nissan 370Z NISMO model's motorsports-inspired look and feel continues inside the driver-centric 2-seat cabin. The unique NISMO-styled interior is enhanced with black-and-red Recaro leather-appointed seats with Alcantara accents. The seats were designed with Recaro specifically for the Nissan 370Z NISMO. They are designed to provide more uniform body pressure and better all-direction holding during spirited acceleration, braking and cornering. Both the driver and passenger's seats feature standard 8-way driver's/4-way passenger manual adjustments.
The interior also features red seat trim and stitching with Nissan NISMO logo, an Alcantara-appointed leather-wrapped steering wheel and NISMO red tachometer. The tachometer and speedometer include an "initial sweep" function, coming alive when the Nissan 370Z NISMO is first started.
Like all Nissan 370Z interiors, the 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, power windows with one-touch auto up/down function, power door locks with auto-lock feature and automatic climate control. Other interior details include a smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
Standard interior comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, Bose in-dash AM/FM/CD/AUX 6-speaker audio system, two subwoofers with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, USB/iPod interface and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System. Nissan NISMO Tech models add SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth.
Advanced ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and ASE (Active Sound Enhancement) systems are standard on both the Nissan 370Z NISMO and 370Z NISMO Tech models. The ANC system generates canceling sound to remove undesirable low frequency engine noise while preserving invigorating sounds of engine performance, providing a more "pure" sound. The system is also utilized on the Nissan GT-R. The ASE enhances natural engine sounds to help bolster the driver's acceleration experience.
The Nissan 370Z NISMO Tech model also includes a standard hard drive-based Nissan Navigation System with 7.0-in. VGA touch-sensitive display, along with a RearView Monitor, auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink Universal Transceiver.
Advanced 350-Horsepower VVEL V6 and Nissan NISMO-Tuned Suspension
The 2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO is powered by a 3.7-l. DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The advanced powerplant is rated at 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm – 18 horsepower more than a standard 370Z Coupe – 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 Nissan 370Z NISMO's enhanced engine power and acceleration is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized Engine Control Module (ECM) calibration.
Two transmission choices are offered on Z Nissan NISMO models. The close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission features standard SynchroRev Match®, the world's first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.
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.
Also available is a refined 7-speed automatic with DRM (Downshift Rev Matching), Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters.
The standard 370Z Coupe double-wishbone front/4-link rear suspension design suspension is specially tuned for the Nissan 370Z NISMO, offering exceptional handling – including higher spring and stabilizer bar rates and increased roll stiffness and front and rear damping factors, as well as a 0.6-in. wider track width.
The 2017 Nissan 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 Nissan 370Z NISMO model's outstanding handling and performance feel.
Braking is provided by Nissan NISMO Sport Brakes with large diameter 14.0-in. front and 13.8-in. 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.
Also standard is a VLSD (Viscous Limited-Slip Differential) with shorter final drive ratios than the standard 370Z for better acceleration feel – 3.692 vs. 3.357; 3.916 vs. 3.692.
The Nissan 370Z NISMO's long list of standard safety and security features includes the Nissan AABS (Advanced Air Bag System) 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; seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones, Vehicle Security System and TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System).
Along with the Nissan 370Z NISMO, the 2017 Nissan 370Z is available in four 370Z Coupe and three 370Z Roadster models.