Nissan has announced a U.S. MSRP of $39,130—that's a $39,850 sticker—for its special in-house tuner version of the 370Z.
The NISMO Z still isn't even close to a GT-R, but it promises that extra visual, audible, and driving oomph that might make you even happier if you're already considering a 2009 Nissan 370Z.
Developed by Nissan's Specialty Vehicles Group together with Autech Japan, the NISMO 370Z gets a higher-output version of the Z's 3.7-liter V-6 engine, making 350 horsepower and 276 pound-feet here, up 18 hp and 6 lb-ft from the standard Z. The extra power comes thanks to a free-flow exhaust system, tuned exhaust, and "optimized Engine Control Module."
The NISMO 370Z comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox, featuring SynchroRev Match, which automatically matches revs when shifting to smooth quick downshifts and help you feel like an expert heel-and-toer.
Otherwise, the 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z gets a reinforced strut-tower brace in front, plus retuned springs, shocks, and stabilizer bars, as well as body dampers. A Viscous Limited Slip Differential aids cornering grip, while the Nissan Sport Brakes are another upgrade. Completing the package on the outside are 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels with Advan Sport Y-rated rubber, plus a fully integrated chin spoiler, different side sills, and a redesigned rear fascia. Inside, changed are limited to specially stitched seats, a NISMO tach, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with red stitching, and aluminum pedals.
Each car gets a serialized plaque, as is typically used for low-volume models with potential collector interest; however, Nissan did not disclose any production limit.
Here at TheCarConnection.com you'll find lots of additional photos of the NISMO Z at our overview page on the 2009 Nissan 370Z. That's where you'll also find our own Bottom Line impressions on the 2009 Z, along specs, photos, and our Full Review surveying what others have said.