The Nissan Z has official made its return to the Philippines.
At the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show, Nissan Philippines launched the new 370Z NISMO alongside its other NISMO counterparts: the GT-R NISMO and the Juke NISMO.
First introduced in 2009, the 370Z NISMO is based off the standard 370Z but gets a host of upgrades from Nissan’s in-house tuning division. For starters, it now produces 350 PS and 374 Nm torque its natural aspirated 3.7-liter V6 engine thanks to a revised ECU and exhaust settings. In comparison, the standard 370Z only produces 337 PS and 365 Nm of torque. It is available with both a 6-speed manual transmission with ‘SynchroRev Match’ function or a 7-speed automatic.
To further improve handling and performance, NISMO suspension was added which includes stiffer springs, new shock absorbers and larger stabilizers compared to the standard 370Z. There are also larger NISMO brakes with vented rotors fitted on the vehicle. There is also more bracing found on the body and a NISMO strutbar under the hood.
On the outside, the 370Z NISMO gets a host of styling upgrades including a more aggressive front and rear bumper and side skirts. Red NISMO accents then line the width of the front lip, rear diffuser and the side mirrors. It also comes standard with a ducktail spoiler. Completing the exterior makeover are the new 19-inch Rays forged wheels wrapped in sport tires and NISMO badging.
Inside, there are more NISMO goodies to further distinguish the 370Z. It is fitted with NISMO bucket seats, an Alcantara steering wheel, NISMO shift knob, and red accent door trims. There is also a special NISMO gauge cluster and cluster housing.
Nissan Philippines has yet to finalize the timeline on when the NISMO 370Z will be available in dealerships. If 350 PS sounds a little bit too much for your liking, Nissan Philippines will also offer the standard 370Z, but you'll have to wait until next year to get it.
No price was announced for the 370Z or 370Z NISMO.