2011 Nissan 370Z NISMO Road Test and Review: Introduction
As much history that Nissan has with both the Z nameplate and its NISMO performance division, it is surprising that the iconic sports coupe has only offered a factory-tuned model twice. Nissan’s first NISMO Z arrived in 2007 on the 350Z, but Nissan’s in-house tuning division went to work on the 370Z to build off the car’s smaller size, lighter weight and quicker performance. Little has changed since the NISMO 370Z debuted in 2009, and for those interested in upping the performance ante of a Z without affecting the warranty, the NISMO model continues to be a great option. While we know how good the current 370Z is on the track, Nissan recently let us spend a week in the 2011 Nissan 370Z NISMO to see how it performs on the street in everyday driving. While there are definitely sacrifices in driving a track-bred car on the street, the new NISMO Z is still fun to drive and gets plenty of looks while doing so.