Following in the footsteps of cars like the newest Corvette Z06, the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO will join the automatic club for the next model year, offering a seven-speed unit with the company's Downshift Rev Matching technology as well as adaptive shift control and the requisite paddle shifters, too.
Of course, while it will bow to the inevitable, the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO will not be doing the same to its rivals—especially now that it boasts a new, highly aerodynamic body kit inspired by the setup for the GT-R supercar. The result is a cleaner yet more aggressive look that also assists with "optimizing front and rear downforce," according to the brand. In the cabin, the key upgrade comes from Recaro, which worked in partnership with Nissan to develop front-row performance seats specifically for the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO.
Other upgrades for 2015 include:
- Redesigned front and rear fascias
- Restyled 19-inch aluminum-allow wheels
- Reconfigured trim levels, with a new Tech package that bundles navigation, a 7-inch touchscreen, rearview monitor, auto-dimming rearview mirror and premium Bose audio with Bluetooth technology for audio streaming
Also leveraging a 3.7-liter V6 engine that makes 350 hp—18 more than the standard Z car—and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO was introduced by the automaker's performance division at the recent "ZDAYZ" gathering in North Carolina and is expected to reach dealerships nationally this summer.
Said Andy Palmer, Nissan chief planning officer and executive vice president: "There's much more to love about the 370Z NISMO than ever before—the new appearance inside and out, enhanced handling, new wheels, more technology and a choice of transmissions. Our fans here at ZDAYZ want only the best and that's what this new 370Z NISMO delivers.