Nissan has unveiled the 2024 Z NISMO, the most potent version of the Z ever created. This powerhouse boasts a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, similar to the standard Nissan Z, but with an impressive output of 420hp and 520Nm of peak torque in rear-wheel-drive configuration. Surpassing the standard Z by 20hp and 45Nm, the Z NISMO will exclusively come with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Z has always been celebrated for its enduring legacy as a Japanese marvel, providing thrilling driving experiences at an affordable price for the masses. Although Indian enthusiasts had the opportunity to experience the Z with the 350Z and 370Z, it didn’t garner significant appreciation at the time due to the nascent performance car scene in India. Unfortunately, the latest 7th generation Z won’t be available in India any time soon, as Nissan’s primary focus is currently on the successful Magnite.
Internationally, the 2024 Z NISMO has now been revealed, sporting an aggressive cosmetic upgrade both inside and out, enhancing its athletic appearance compared to the standard Z. The design takes inspiration from past Z models, and the NISMO treatment adds a touch of aggressiveness with black redesigned front grills, aero bits, red accents, extended side skirts, and a sportier rear bumper with twin-exhaust setup.
Performance-wise, the Z NISMO inherits the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine from the standard Z but with a power boost of 420hp and 520Nm of torque, making it even more thrilling to drive. The suspension, dampers, and chassis have been retuned and stiffened to handle corners more effectively and deliver an engaging driving experience.
Inside the cabin, the Z NISMO exudes sportiness with red accents on the start-stop button, drive-mode selector, steering wheel, and seats. Recaro bucket seats finished in Alcantara and leather replace the standard comfort sport seats, further elevating the driving experience.
With the Z NISMO, Nissan reaffirms its commitment to creating cars that cater to enthusiasts, providing them with an engaging driving experience without breaking the bank. In terms of competition, there is hardly any, with the MK5 Supra being the closest rival, but even that falls short, producing 377hp, which is 23hp less than the standard Nissan Z.
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