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Nissan Z NISMO 2024: the tastiest Z

August 1, 2023

Nissan performance very attainable in USA

There is very little left of Z in the Netherlands, let alone the GT-R. Both models have been removed from the price lists. In the United States, it’s a different story. There, Z is hugely alive, almost everyone knows what NISMO is, and the Nissan GT-R is still just being delivered. And at fairly low prices. For example, a Nissan Z er starts as low as $41,000 and $121,000 gets you a Nissan GT-R to take home. Sigh.

Nissan Z NISMO: technology

The Nissan Z lineup is now expanding with an extra sporty Nissan Z NISMO. Features of this top-of-the-line version include an upgraded suspension, better brakes, sportier styling, larger wheels with a more aggressive rubber compound and a nine-speed automatic transmission taken in hand by Nissan. A manual transmission is available only on the regular Z.

The VR30DDTT 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo gasoline engine also received a horsepower boost. Power rises from 400 to 420 hp and torque increases from 475 to 520 Nm. The Z NISMO also features an improved engine oil cooler so you can enjoy maximum performance for longer periods of time on the track.

Nissan Z NISMO

Serious rubber

For best traction, Nissan mounts rubber from Dunlop. To be more precise: SPORT MAXX GT600 tires, also regularly found on a GT-R. The rear tires are 10 millimeters wider than those of the Z Performance (285/35R19 versus 275/35R19). The tires wrap around lightweight NISMO-specific, high-gloss black-finished RAYS wheels in a 19-inch size.


The Nissan Z NISMO is available in five colors: Black Diamond Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Passion Red TriCoat, Everest White Pearl TriCoat and Stealth Grey (NISMO only). Buying a Z NISMO? Then you have to rely on gray imports. When registered in the Netherlands, count on a high BPM fine.

The 2024 Nissan Z NISMO builds on the capabilities of the Z Sport and Performance grades to deliver an exhilarating track-ready experience for enthusiast drivers.

Nissan Z NISMO