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When Nissan unveiled the new Z, many wondered whether there would be a Nismo version or not. Well, we now have the answer as the Japanese automaker has revealed it in a spectacular video.


The video only lasts a few seconds, but the images it presents are nonetheless revealing. The car seems to offer a very sporty and dynamic driving experience. Professional driver Chris Forsberg delivers an impressive performance with perfectly controlled drifts.


Sleek appearance


Unlike most tuners, Nismo tends to focus on simplicity and subtlety in its approach. The first thing that stands out on the Japanese manufacturer's sports car is the red stripe found at the bottom of the side skirts. Then there are the few Nismo logos, and some modifications can also be noted in the bodywork. The front and rear bumpers are more aggressive, as are the side skirts. Beautiful wheels, a rear spoiler, and sporty exhaust tips complete the package.


Inside, it can be seen that the Nissan Z Nismo features bucket seats with plenty of support. Once again, there are numerous red accents, especially on the steering wheel and the start button. The digital instrument display has been modified to offer graphics befitting the Nismo division.


A new powertrain?


For now, the only thing we know about the mechanical aspect of the Nissan Z Nismo is that it will be powered by a twin-turbo V6. In theory, it should be the same engine found under the hood of the regular Z. This 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 delivers 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. A slight improvement is expected at this level for the Nismo version, of course.


One thing that is quite noticeable in the video is the presence of paddle shifters on the steering wheel, which would indicate that the Nissan Z Nismo comes with the 9-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, it is not yet known whether the car will also be available with a manual transmission or not.


For now, its price is unknown, and no launch date has been announced. However, Nissan mentions that additional details will be provided by the end of the summer, which is already good news.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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