Nissan North America (NNA) will be giving away a multitude of prizes for an online trivia challenge with an opportunity for one lucky entrant to take home a 2010 Nissan NISMO 370Z. The Nissan 370Z Sports Car Enthusiast Challenge and Sweepstakes started on March 31, 2010 and runs through 11:59 ET on June 28, 2010 to give away the souped-up Z as well as a trip to NNA Headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. To participate in the challenge, visit http://nissan.promo.eprize.com/nismo/.
Each day, participants will be given three random trivia questions regarding anything from the NISMO 370Z to performance knowledge such as knowing the conversion of one mechanical horsepower to torque (correct answer: 33,000 lb-ft/minute). With each correct answer (and challenging friends), the participant receives an additional sweepstakes entry. The best part is that Nissan provides links for the NISMO 370Z key features and specifications for quicker access to answers, but there is no time limit on answering a question. In addition to the NISMO Z, the grand prize winner will take delivery of his or her new sports car at the 23rd Annual International Z Car Convention that is held at Nissan's North American headquarters with Nissan providing airfare and three nights of hotel for the winner and a guest along with $500 spending money. Other prizes include 15 winners receiving a set of four Yokohama tires and 50 winners receiving a one-year subscription to Motor Trend Magazine. The winners will be chosen on July 1, 2010.
Compared to a stock 370Z, the 2010 NISMO Z features engine, suspension and styling upgrades, and after reviewing it back in December (click HERE for the review), the added $10,000 in modifications is definitely noticeable. With a little exhaust and engine controller tuning, the 3.7-liter V-6 produces 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque in the NISMO (up 18 hp and 6 lb-ft) and can only be paired with the six-speed manual transmission. Although the Sport Package is optional on base 2010 Z cars, it is standard on the NISMO Z and adds a short-throw shifter, close-ratio gearing and SynchroRev Match for sportier shifting. NISMO-exclusive features include lightweight aluminium panels for the hood, doors and hatchback and carbon fiber composite driveshaft to help shave 68 pounds off the curb weight. Suspension and brake system upgrades finish off the factory mods made by NISMO (abbreviated from NISsan MOtorsports). Even better, unlike aftermarket or homemade tuner cars, the NISMO 370Z is fully covered by Nissan's factory warranties.
In total, the grand prize is estimated to be worth $42,523. Participants can play up to once a day, so read up on your Nissan Z car history for your chance to win one of these impressive sports coupes.