The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo, a track-focused version of the already redesigned 2023 Nissan Z sports car, was unveiled on Monday, just before its fall sales debut. The price details will be shared closer to the market launch.
At the core of these enhancements is the Z’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, which in the Nismo version boasts 420 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. This represents an increase of 20 hp and 34 lb-ft over the base Z model. Additionally, the engine benefits from an improved cooling system for oil – essential for sustained track days.
The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo
The Nismo model is equipped exclusively with a 9-speed automatic transmission, leaving the regular Z’s 6-speed manual out of sight. Nissan claims this 9-speed provides quicker and more dynamic shifts than those in the regular Z, courtesy of unique software settings activated via a Z Nismo-specific Sport+ mode. The carmaker assures drivers they needn’t use paddle shifters on the track, as the Sport+ mode’s software ensures swift transmission responses.
Unlike its slightly softer predecessors that sacrificed some track performance for on-road comfort, the Z Nismo resolves this by introducing new stabilizer bars, bigger dampers, and harder springs. Body reinforcements add to overall rigidity, improving the car’s response to increased cornering forces. These enhancements comprise additional bracing, more rigid suspension bushings, and a sturdier steering rack mounting bushing.
The Z Nismo further impresses with 19-inch Rays wheels, shod in chunky 285/35 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 tires at the back. Although these wheels are larger, Nissan maintains they are lighter, and they house bigger brakes, with 15.0-inch rotors at the front and 13.8-inch ones at the rear.
The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo
Visually, the Z Nismo stands out with its distinct front-end design, dubbed the “Grand Nose” or “G Nose”. The new design includes bulky side skirts, a unique rear fascia, a larger rear wing, and front flics. Red accents mark the car as a member of the Nismo lineup.
The interior of the Z Nismo boasts Recaro bucket seats compatible with harnesses. The digital gauge cluster has a unique Nismo design, and a red engine start button adds to the sporty ambiance. The steering wheel is adorned with leather and Alcantara trim, highlighted by a red stripe at the 12 o’clock position.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2024 Nissan Z Nismo
What are the key enhancements of the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo?
The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo features a power boost from its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. It has a 9-speed automatic transmission exclusively with faster and more dynamic shifts due to unique software settings. The car also comes with larger stabilizer bars, dampers, and stiffer springs, plus body reinforcements for better rigidity. Furthermore, it sports 19-inch Rays wheels with chunky Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 tires, and bigger brakes.
When will the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo be available for sale?
The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo will start sales in the fall of 2024. The exact date will be announced closer to the sales launch.
How does the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo differ from the regular Z visually?
The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo stands out with its distinct “Grand Nose” or “G Nose” front-end design, chunky side skirts, a unique rear fascia, a larger rear wing, and front flics. Red accents are added to distinguish it as a Nismo model.
What are the unique features of the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo’s interior?
Inside the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo, you’ll find Recaro bucket seats that can accommodate a harness. The digital gauge cluster follows a unique Nismo design, and there’s a red engine start button. The steering wheel features leather and Alcantara trim with a red stripe at the 12 o’clock position.
How does the 9-speed automatic transmission in the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo enhance performance?
The 9-speed automatic transmission in the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo, compared to the 6-speed manual in the regular Z, delivers faster and more dynamic shifts. This is due to unique software settings activated via a Z Nismo-specific Sport+ mode. The quick response of the transmission in Sport+ mode negates the need for using paddle shifters on the track.
More about 2024 Nissan Z Nismo
- 2024 Nissan Z Nismo Official Reveal
- Nissan Z Models Overview
- Nismo Performance
- Nissan’s Engine Technology