The upcoming Nissan Z Nismo can be offered exclusively with an automatic transmission.
A post on newnizzanza.com features screenshots that appear to be ordering instructions, detailing a list of accessories, paint options, interior trim, and transmission options for the Z 2024 series. .
This appears to be the US ordering guide, given the presence of separate Sport and Performance variants; The Australian Z market is offered in a single trim level only.
The Nismo variant is listed as car-only, and includes unique dual racing stripes and floor mats.
It doesn’t appear that the manual version will be offered in other markets if it’s not offered in the US, a market that’s known for preferring manual transmissions on its performance vehicles – you can still get a manual transmission, for example. You can buy a manual transmission Volkswagen Golf GTI there.
The screenshots do not detail the mechanical changes that the Nismo model is expected to receive.
The Z Nismo will be offered in Black Diamond Pearl, Brilliant Silver, three-layer Passion Red, three-layer Everest White, and Stealth Grey, with all Black Diamond Pearl bars coming with a Super Black roof.
It looks like Nissan will only offer one interior trim option. The screenshot shows “ALC. Accent,” suggests Alcantara upholstery will be offered on the Recaro bucket seats, previewed in the official Nissan teaser video released last week.
“Stay tuned for full details later this summer,” the brand said in its release, suggesting the full reveal will take place between now and late August.
The car featured in the video has an automatic transmission, which raises concerns that it may not be offered a manual transmission, in contrast to its 370Z Nismo predecessor.
A more aggressive exterior design, including a ducktail spoiler, a pronounced front splitter and redesigned side panels distinguish the Nismo from the standard Z.
Additional changes include a red stripe running around the bottom of the car resulting in more angular front and rear bumpers.
In the video, Z Nismo is using the same sturdy Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires as the car spotted in previous spy photos.
Red and white Nismo branding can be spotted on the headrests, rear bumper and wheels, as well as on the digital instrument cluster graphics.
Nissan is keeping pricing and performance details private for now, describing only the upcoming model as “a true icon of performance and style” equipped with “performance befitting the race, style and style.” bold silhouette and dynamic design”.
It is unclear how much more mana Nismo will receive.
For reference, the Nismo variant of the upcoming 370Z packs an extra 8kW and 8Nm over the standard 370Z.
The standard Z received a significant jump in power over its predecessor, ditching the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 in favor of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, produces 298 kW of power and 475 Nm of torque.
Rumored additions to the Z Nismo include unique suspension tuning, stronger brakes, chassis stiffness, Yamaha’s performance chassis dampers, other exhaust pipes, and electronic controls. (ECU) is readjusted.
The price in Japan for the Z Nismo is said to be around 9 million yen (~AU$93,000), about 3 million yen (~AU$31,000) more than the current flagship model in that market.
In Australia, the Nissan Z starts at $73,300 before marketing costs, while the sold-out Z Proto is priced at $80,700 before marketing costs.
Nissan Australia has not confirmed whether the Nismo will be offered locally but we do know the company is planning to bring four new products to market.
We know the Qashqai e-power and Patrol Warrior are coming this year and Nissan is looking to bring the all-electric Ariya to Australia, so it begs the question of what the final model will be.
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