Nissan is preparing to unveil another track-ready version of its Z sports car in collaboration with its Nismo motorsport and tuning division.
The company teased a profile picture of the dark side of this Z Nismo GT4 racing car on Twitter ahead of its online reveal on Sept. 28 at 9:00 am AEST.
While this teaser image doesn’t seem to show anything substantial at first glance, with a slight adjustment of the contrast and brightness, more details are clarified.
A large “GT4” sticker is located in the center of the door, meaning this car is the track-only GT4 version.
A notable change from the regular Nissan Z is the aggressive Nismo body kit which features a low front splitter and a large rear spoiler that is added on top of the ducktail-style rear spoiler.
There are also air intakes on the hood and a rear tow hook. Although not seen, a GT4-spec roll bar is expected.
It is unclear what kind of changes Nissan will bring to the Z’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine in GT4 racing specification. In the Z road, it delivers 298 kW of power and 475 Nm of torque.
This isn’t the first track-only Z that Nissan has revealed, as Nissan has unveiled a modified racing Z Nismo that debuted during the Fuji 24-Hour Race at Fuji Speedway in the ST-Q class, which is a development class. special vehicles approved by the Super Taikyu series and is not competitive.
This previous Nissan Z racer appears to have similar body modifications to the teased GT4 version, but is slightly toned down in some areas.
According to BestCarWeb, the two Z-based drivers are expected to inform the hottest, road-going Nissan Z Nismo to be revealed in early 2023.
The Nissan Z Nismo would receive dedicated suspension tuning from Nismo, heavier brakes, chassis reinforcement, Yamaha shock absorbers, different exhaust and a retuned electronic control unit (ECU).
Other cosmetic changes would include 20-inch aluminum wheels, Recaro sports seats, a leather and Alcantara steering wheel, and a dashboard with red stitching.
It’s unclear at this point how much power and torque the Z Nismo will bring, but with the Nismo exhaust and ECU retuned, we might see a slight bump over the regular version.
The details of the Nissan Z at a glance
The Nissan Z sits on a revised rear-wheel drive version of the 370Z and uses the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport with variable valve timing and small-diameter fast-coil turbochargers, producing 298 kW and 475 Nm .
You can choose from a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox, featuring a high-performance Exedy clutch, carbon fiber composite driveshaft and automatic rpm matching function, plus a new nine-speed paddle-matched unit aluminum gearbox.
All Nissan Zs come standard with a mechanical limited-slip differential and launch control.
The Z also comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation to filter out tire drones and wind noise, and Active Sound Enhancement to amplify the engine soundtrack inside the cabin.
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