Limited to 1,000 units
It's finally time for us to see the next Nissan model that gets the NISMO treatment, and boy it's exactly what we were expecting.
Nissan launched the 2024 Skyline NISMO sports sedan that's (sadly) limited for the Japanese market. While we can only admire it from a distance, the new model received substantial upgrades to the exterior, interior, and powertrain that were developed with NISMO's racing technology.
Like typical NISMO versions, the Skyline gets specially developed NISMO bumpers and side sill covers with distinctive red accents, as well as NISMO-exclusive foglamps and NISMO logos around the car.
This was done not just to enhance the look of the Skyline, but to also improve its aerodynamics. Furthermore, the body enhancements were also made to optimize airflow to both the radiator and oil cooler for better cooling performance especially in extended high-speed and track driving.
Inside, the Skyline NISMO has an interior designed for grand touring, ensuring high levels of comfort but at the same time keeping occupants in place during high-speed applications. The cockpit features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with the usual NISMO red center mark.
The instrument cluster has also been revised and now features a 280 km/h speedometer with a red-ringed, NISMO-branded tachometer. Lastly, the Skyline NISMO gets Recaro sports seats, much like the all-new Z NISMO that was launched just recently.
For those who may not know, the most powerful variant of the Skyline sedan called the 400R shares the same 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine with the all-new Z. That is carried over to the Skyline NISMO, but it even produces more torque than what's underneath the hood of the all-new Z NISMO. The 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine in the Skyline NISMO makes 420 PS and 550 Nm of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission.
With the increase in power and torque, Nissan gave the Skyline NISMO beefier rear tires, plus exclusive 19-inch wheels made by Enkei for lower unsprung weight and better cornering performance. Also, the brake pads feature fade-resistant properties that work with the retuned ABS for shorter braking distances. Other enhancements made by NISMO are specially tuned suspension and stabilizers to maximize contact with the road.
The 2024 Nissan Skyline NISMO will be launched in Japan in early September with a limited production run of 1,000 units.