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2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO Offers Aerodynamic Exterior Design, Exclusive Recaro® Seats, Active Sound Enhancement

NISMO, the heart and soul of Nissan performance for both the track and on the street, continues to raise the bar for straight-from-the-factory enthusiast vehicles. As the flagship of the Nissan Z® portfolio, the 2017 370Z NISMO embodies the spirit of NISMO – race-proven engineering that is attainable.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Significantly revised two years ago with a new exterior design and redesigned RAYS aluminum-alloy wheels, the 370Z NISMO and 370Z NISMO Tech include Nissan GT-R-inspired functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces that provide an aggressive, aerodynamic appearance – as well as optimizing front and rear downforce.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Upfront, the deep front fascia with Hyper LED Daytime Running Lights and black headlight bezels provides a greater level of visual differentiation from standard 370Z Coupes. A fully integrated chin spoiler enhances the sense of dynamic movement, while enhancing airflow and downforce for exceptional aerodynamic performance. The front also features a NISMO emblem and signature NISMO red stripe accents that continue from the spoiler down the special side sill protectors.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

In addition to a bold rear fascia, the unique NISMO rear spoiler completes the distinctive NISMO design. The 370Z NISMO – at 170.5 inches in overall length and 73.6 inches in overall width – is 3.0 inches longer and 1.0 inch wider than a standard 370Z Coupe.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Other exterior features include an aluminum hood, bi-functional xenon headlights with automatic on/off function, distinctive vertical door handles, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a pair of large chrome-tipped exhaust outlets. Four exterior colors are offered: Pearl White, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver and Solid Red.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Also adding to the distinctive 370Z NISMO appearance are twin-five spoke 19-inch NISMO super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels by RAYS. The wheels are mounted with Bridgestone Potenza S001 Y-rated high-performance tires (245/40R19 front, 285/35R19 rear).

NISMO-styled Interior

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The 370Z NISMO model’s motorsports-inspired look and feel continues inside the driver-centric 2-seat cabin. The unique NISMO-styled interior is enhanced with black-and-red Recaro® leather-appointed seats with Alcantara® accents. The seats were designed with Recaro® specifically for the 370Z NISMO. They are designed to provide more uniform body pressure and better all-direction holding during spirited acceleration, braking and cornering. Both the driver and passenger’s seats feature standard 8-way driver’s/4-way passenger manual adjustments.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The interior also features red seat trim and stitching with NISMO logo, an Alcantara®-appointed leather-wrapped steering wheel and NISMO red tachometer. The tachometer and speedometer include an “initial sweep” function, coming alive when the 370Z NISMO is first started.

Like all Nissan 370Z interiors, the layout is built around a deeply scooped instrument panel with a full-length center console separating the driver and passenger’s seat. In the rear is an open cargo area with easy accessibility. The instrument panel includes a 3-pod cluster with oil temperature, voltmeter and clock, power windows with one-touch auto up/down function, power door locks with auto-lock feature and automatic climate control. Other interior details include a smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum-trimmed pedals.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Standard interior comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, Bose® in-dash AM/FM/CD/AUX 6-speaker audio system, two subwoofers with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, USB/iPod® interface and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. NISMO Tech models add SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) systems are standard on both the 370Z NISMO and 370Z NISMO Tech models. The ANC system generates canceling sound to remove undesirable low frequency engine noise while preserving invigorating sounds of engine performance, providing a more “pure” sound. The system is also utilized on the Nissan GT-R. The ASE enhances natural engine sounds to help bolster the driver’s acceleration experience.

The 370Z NISMO Tech model also includes a standard hard drive-based Nissan Navigation System with 7.0-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, along with a RearView Monitor, auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.

Advanced 350-Horsepower VVEL V6 and NISMO-Tuned Suspension

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The 2017 370Z NISMO is powered by a 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The advanced powerplant is rated at 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm – 18 horsepower more than a standard 370Z Coupe – and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm.

The VVEL system helps optimize intake valve open/close movements, allowing the needed air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely optimized time. The 370Z NISMO’s enhanced engine power and acceleration (versus non-NISMO 370Zs) is provided through use of an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM (Engine Control Module) calibration.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Two transmission choices are offered on Z® NISMO models. The close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission features standard SynchroRev Match®, the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.

The SynchroRev Match® function automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the speed of the next gear position, essentially “blipping” the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts. This not only allows the driver to focus more on braking and steering, it improves the smoothness of gear shifts by reducing the typical “shock” when the clutch is engaged. The system can be deactivated with a button next to the shifter for drivers who prefer to shift on their own.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Also available is a refined 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters.

The standard 370Z Coupe double-wishbone front/4-link rear suspension design suspension is specially tuned for the 370Z NISMO, offering exceptional handling – including higher spring and stabilizer bar rates and increased roll stiffness and front and rear damping factors, as well as a 0.6-inch wider track width (compared to non-NISMO models).

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The 2017 370Z NISMO also features a tight, rigid body structure with a strut tower bar brace and a pair of performance dampers, which quickly and efficiently react to help control body vibrations from road input via the tires, contributing to the 370Z NISMO model’s outstanding handling and performance feel.

Braking is provided by NISMO Sport Brakes with large diameter 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminum calipers. The braking system includes a variable ratio brake pedal, high-rigidity brake hoses, R35 Special II fluid and red-finish calipers.

Also standard is a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) with shorter final drive ratios than the standard 370Z for better acceleration feel – 3.692 vs. 3.357 (A/T); 3.916 vs. 3.692 (M/T).

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The 370Z NISMO’s long list of standard safety and security features includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags; seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Vehicle Security System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Nissan 370Z NISMO © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Price

Recommended retail price (MSRP) starts from $41,990

Mechanical


Engine


 

Name



VQ37VHR



Cam design



DOHC



Orientation



Longitudinal



Cylinders / configuration



V6



Block / head composition



Aluminum/aluminum



Displacement (liters)



3.7



Horsepower



332 @ 7,000 RPM



Torque (lb-ft)



270 @ 5,200 RPM



Bore & stroke (mm)



95.5 x 86.0



Compression ratio



11:1



Maximum engine speed



7,500 rpm



Induction system



Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection



Valvetrain



4 valves per cylinder; Continuously Variable Valve Event and Lift Control System (VVEL) 



Oil cooler



S



Engine mounts



Front: 2 electronically controlled liquid-filled; Rear: 1 liquid-filled



Recommended fuel



Premium unleaded



Emissions system



Closed loop feedback system w/ 3-way catalyst



Emissions certification level



50 state: LEV2-ULEV (Cal), Tier2 (B5)(Fed)



Exhaust



Single muffler with Y-type dual exhaust outlets (w/ finishers)



Electrical


 

Ignition system



Electronic, Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)



Starter



1.6kW reduction



Alternator



150 Amp.



Battery



62Ah@20h capacity



Transmission and Drive System



370Z



Touring



Sport



Sport Tech


 

Drive configuration



Mid-mounted front-engine / rear-wheel drive



Transmission type



6-speed manual



S



S



S



S


7-speed auto w/ manual modeO---
7-speed auto w/ manual mode and paddle shifters-OOO

Gear ratio



M/T


A/T
     1st3.7944.923
     2nd2.3243.193
     3rd1.6242.042
     4th1.2711.411
     5th1.0001.000
     6th0.7940.862
     7th-0.771
     Reverse3.4463.972

Final drive ratio



3.692


3.357

Drive shaft



Carbon Fiber Composite



Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)



S (7A/T)



SynchroRev Match® (SRM)



-



-



S (6M/T)



S (6M/T)



Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD)



-



-



S



S



Brakes



370Z



Touring



Sport



Sport Tech



Front – vented disc
    Rotor size diameter and thickness -  (in.) 12.6 x 1.10



 S



S



-



-



Rear – vented disc
    Rotor size diameter and thickness - (in.) 12.6 x 0.63



S



S



-



-



Front Vented disc
    Rotor size diameter and thickness - (in.) 14.0 x 1.26



-



-



S



S



Rear – vented disc
    Rotor size diameter and thickness - (in.) 13.8 x 0.79



-



-



S



S



Caliper type / material



Floating / cast iron



Fixed 4-piston front, 2-piston rear / aluminum



Red caliper color



-



-



S



S



Brake control



Power-assisted (vacuum)



Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)



S


   Number of wheels/channels/sensors4/4/4

Brake Assist



S



Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)



S



Steering



370Z



Touring



Sport



Sport Tech



Type



Power rack-and-pinion



Vehicle speed variable assist



S



Fixed ratio



13.5:1



13.7:1



Turns (lock-to-lock)



2.6



2.7



Turning diameter (ft.) (curb-to-curb)



32.8



34.1



Steering wheel



3-spoke leather-wrapped w/ air bag, manual tilt



Steering wheel controls



Cruise control audio, Bluetooth®


Suspension


 

Front


Double-wishbone aluminum suspension


     Subframe constructionHigh vacuum diecast aluminum alloy
     Stabilizer barS
     Shock absorbersTwin tube

Rear


Independent multi-link aluminum suspension


     Subframe constructionSteel
     Stabilizer barS
     Shock absorbersTwin tube

Body / Chassis


 

Type


Unibody


Materials (primary)


Corrosion-resistant high-strength steel


Hood, doors, rear hatch


Aluminum


Exterior

Wheels & Tires


370Z


Touring


Sport


Sport Tech


Wheels


Aluminum-alloy
     F: 18x8 inches R: 18x9 inches


S


-


RAYS light weight forged alloy
     F: 19x9 inches R: 19x10 inches


-


S


Tires


Yokohama ADVAN Sport
     F: P225/50R18, R: P245/45R18


S


-


Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
     F: P245/40R19, R: P275/35R19


-


S


Spare wheel/tire
     Steel, T145/80D17



S



-


     Steel, T145/70R18


-


S


Lights


370Z


Touring


Sport


Sport Tech


Headlights


Bi-functional xenon HID
LED daytime running lamps


S


Automatic on/off


S


Taillights


LED


S


Front fender turn signal indicator


-


S


S


S


Interior

Seating


370Z

Touring


Sport


Sport Tech 

Capacity


2 passengers


Seat Materials


 


Cloth Seats


S


-


S


S


Leather and synthetic suede

-


S


-


-


Seat Type


 


 


 Sport bucket


S


Height-adjustable head restraints

S


Heated

-


S


-


-


Driver Seat


 


8-way manual


S


-


-


-


8-way (4-way power, 4-way manual)

-
-


S
S


-
-


-
-


Adjustable lumbar support

Passenger Seat


4-way manual


S


-


S


S


4-way power

-


S


-


-


Synthetic leather-appointed door trim


-


S


-


-


Audio/Navigation


370Z

Touring


Sport


 Sport Tech


2-DIN AM/FM/CD w/ 4 speakers


S


-


S


-


240W Bose® audio with AM/FM/CD, 6 speakers + 2 subwoofers, MP3 capability, Radio Data System (RDS)


-


S


-


S


Hard Drive navigation system with 7.0-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, USB connectivity and iPod® connection, DVD video playback


-


S


-


S


SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)


-


S


-


S


Steering-wheel audio controls with illumination


S


Auxiliary audio input jack


S


Auxiliary audio/video input jacks


-


S


-


S


Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System


S


Voice Recognition (VR)


-


S


-


S


Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)


-


S


S


S


Active Sound Enhancement (ASE)


-


S


S


S


Audio/Navigation


370Z

Touring


Sport


 Sport Tech


2-DIN AM/FM/CD w/ 4 speakers


S


-


S


-


240W Bose® audio with AM/FM/CD, 6 speakers + 2 subwoofers, MP3 capability, Radio Data System (RDS)


-


S


-


S


Hard Drive navigation system with 7.0-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, USB connectivity and iPod® connection, DVD video playback


-


S


-


S


SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)


-


S


-


S


Steering-wheel audio controls with illumination


S


Auxiliary audio input jack


S


Auxiliary audio/video input jacks


-


S


-


S


Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System


S


Voice Recognition (VR)


-


S


-


S


Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)


-


S


S


S


Active Sound Enhancement (ASE)


-


S


S


S


Convenience Features


370Z

Touring


Sport


Sport Tech

Cruise control (ASCD)
Power windows –one-touch up/down
Power door locks with auto locking feature
Nissan Intelligent Key®
Cupholders – 3
12-volt outlets – 2
Passenger assist grip
Sunvisors w/ vanity mirrors and lamps
Lockable glove compartment
Storage box behind passenger seat
In-cabin microfilter
Hatch release


S


Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror


-


S


-


S


Heated outside mirrors


-


S


S


S


HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (UGDO)


-


S


-


S


Aluminum trimmed pedals


-


S


-


-


Rear cargo cover


-


S


-


-


RearView Monitor


-


S


-


S


Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint Systems


 

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)


Driver and front passenger air bags with dual-stage inflation, seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor


Driver and front passenger side-impact and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags


S


Active Head Restraints


S


Outboard seat belts, front


3-point (ALR/ELR for pass., ELR for driver)


Seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters


S


Upper tether anchor


S


Safety Features


 

Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
Energy-absorbing steering column
Slide away brake pedal
Break away rear engine mount
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
Body side reinforcements
Aluminum side-door guard beams
Power window lockout button
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)


S


Security


 

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
Vehicle Security System (VSS)


S


Dimensions

Exterior (inches)370Z

Touring


Sport

Sport Tech


Wheelbase


100.4


Overall length


167.5


Overall width


72.6


Overall height


51.8


Coefficient of drag (Cd) (front)


0.30


0.29


Coefficient of lift (front)


0.0 (Sport, Sport Tech)


Coefficient of lift (rear)


0.0 (Sport, Sport Tech)


Track


Front
Rear


61.0
62.8


60.6
61.6


Interior (inches)


 

Head room


38.2


Leg room


42.9


Hip room


54.6


Shoulder room


54.4


Weights


370Z

Touring


Sport


Sport Tech 

Curb (pounds)


Front
Rear
Total


1,814
1,478
3,292


1,823
1,515
3,338


1,830
1,514
3,344


1,835
1,518
3,353


Weight distribution (%) Front/Rear


55/45


55/45


55/45


55/45


GVWR


3,968


Volume (cubic feet)


 

Passenger compartment


51.6


Cargo


6.9


Total


58.5


EPA Fuel Economy
(Actual mileage may vary)


  

City                                                 


MT/AT


18/19


Highway                                          


MT/AT


26/26


Combined


MT/AT

21/21


Classification


Passenger Car


4.4 Out of 5
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