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(from Nissan Press
Release) 2007 Nissan NISMO 350Z Continues Tradition of
Performance With Super GT Race-Inspired Styling and Features
Taking Performance One Step
Further With the 2007 NISMO 350Z
For the first time ever
in the Nissan Z’s 37-year history, a high-performance NISMO 350Z is
part of the extensive Z lineup. The new 2007 Nissan NISMO 350Z,
which makes its North American debut at the 2007 New York
International Auto Show, features an extensively developed list of
unique equipment – including a special body package and improved
handling equipment. This new model, the fifth in the 2007 350Z Coupe
lineup, is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. It
goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in July 2007.
NISMO, the premier supplier of high-performance aftermarket parts
and accessories for Nissan vehicles in the United States since 2003,
previously participated in the development of the NISMO Frontier
off-road pickup truck, introduced in 2005. The NISMO 350Z is the
second Nissan model to be branded with the legendary marque. Like
the Frontier model, which is specially equipped for off-road
excursions, the 2007 NISMO 350Z is optimized for enthusiast drivers.
"With the combination of the new VQ35HR engine found on all 2007
350Zs and NISMO performance and design enhancements, the NISMO 350Z
represents the pinnacle of Nissan performance machines," said Bill
Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan
North America, Inc. (NNA).
"The NISMO 350Z is the ideal package for true enthusiasts – adding a
high level of aesthetic and performance enhancing equipment which is
not available in the aftermarket – while retaining the reliability,
durability, and comprehensive warranty found standard on every 2007
Nissan 350Z," he continued.
The most striking visual feature of this special vehicle is the
NISMO aerodynamics package, which strongly resembles the Super GT
championship winning Zs. Featuring an aggressive front fascia with
chin spoiler, side skirts, an extended rear fascia with underbody
diffuser and a rear wing, the NISMO 350Z produces additional
aerodynamic downforce to provide enhanced cornering and handling
Special consideration is given during assembly of the NISMO 350Z –
structural rigidity is enhanced by additional body welds to the
already rigid 350Z body and additional supports have been added
front and rear. The NISMO 350Z also utilizes special body dampers
mounted in the front radiator core support and in the rear cargo
area, which assist in controlling body vibrations.
Additional performance features include a special NISMO-tuned
independent multi-link suspension, Brembo brakes with four-piston
front and two-piston rear calipers (with 12.8-inch front and
12.7-inch rear rotors) and special NISMO-branded gunmetal gray RAYS
super lightweight forged-alloy wheels (18x9-inch front and
19x10-inch rear with 245/40WR18 front, 265/35WR19 rear Bridgestone
Potenza RE050A tires). A special NISMO-branded tuned exhaust adds an
even more authoritative tone to the Z’s 306-horsepower V6 engine.
"The combination of aerodynamic enhancements and performance tuning
adds up to a Z with enhanced cornering, steering precision and
handling," said Bosley. "Every exterior and mechanical improvement
made to the NISMO 350Z isn’t just for show, it’s also for
Four exterior colors are available, including Redline Red, Magnetic
Black, Silver Alloy and Pikes Peak White.
Inside, NISMO 350Z drivers receive special treatment with unique
black cloth seats with red inserts, red stitching throughout the
interior and special NISMO white-faced tachometer. All NISMO 350Zs
receive a serialized NISMO-etched aluminum plaque mounted on the
center console, designating its limited edition status.
The NISMO 350Z includes a full complement of 350Z standard features,
including the new VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 306
horsepower @ 6,800 RPM and 268 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 RPM – with
more than 90% of torque available between 2,000 and 7,000 RPM.
Engine features include variable exhaust cam timing (eCVTCS), a
7,500 rpm rev limit and a symmetric twin ram air intake system.
The standard 6-speed manual transmission features close-ratio
gearing from 1st through 5th gears for high-performance driving and
an overdrive 6th speed for highway fuel economy. For performance
handling, standard on the NISMO 350Z is a Traction Control System (TCS)
and Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).
Also standard is electronically-controlled vehicle speed-sensitive
dual-orifice rack-and-pinion power steering system, front and rear
strut tower bracing, 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
(BA), HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, cruise control, aluminum
pedals, illuminated steering wheel audio controls and auto dimming
rearview mirror, power windows, 3-bay gauge cluster, High Intensity
Discharge (HID) bi-xenon (high and low beam) headlights, LED
taillights, Advanced Air Bag System, side and curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags and Active Head Restraints.
"The NISMO 350Z is geared towards enthusiasts who want the ultimate
350Z straight from the factory performance experts,” said Bosley.
“They also want a Z that makes a statement and is a testament to
their love of driving."
In addition to the new NISMO 350Z, the 2007 350Z Coupe is offered in
Base, Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring models. The 2007 350Z
Roadster is offered in three models – Enthusiast, Touring and Grand
NISMO originated in
Japan in 1984 and has established itself as the premier supplier of
high-performance aftermarket parts and accessories for Nissan
vehicles in Japan and, since 2003, in the United States. NISMO
components in the U.S. cover three areas - NISMO "S-tune" (which are
backed by Nissan’s Parts and Accessory Limited Warranty, see
warranty and dealer for details), "R-tune" suited for closed-track
and off-road use and NISMO apparel and lifestyle items. Also
available are Legacy components for older Nissan and Datsun
vehicles. R-tune and Legacy components are designated for
off-highway use and are not warranted. NISMO parts are available
only through participating Nissan dealers.