Japanese automaker Nissan has just released a teaser photo of an upcoming model that’s set to make its official debut on May 16th. The company declined to reveal any kind of details, but the darkened photo suggests we’re about to see an updated version of the 370Z Nismo . It appears the sports car will get a more attractive front fascia with a redesigned bumper, a larger air intake and individual daytime running lights mounted on the sides. A red-painted splitter and a Nismo badge mounted on the upped side of the grille are a clear indication of the car’s purpose.
Underpinnings are likely to be a carry over from the 2014 370Z Nismo , but we wouldn’t be surprise to see a few extra ponies shoved under the hood. The current model comes with 350 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque generated by a 3.7-liter, V-6 engine and guided to the wheels by a six-speed manual transmission.
The new Nismo will break cover May 16th at 1:00 PM EDT at ZDayZ festival in North Carolina so make sure you stay tuned to TopSpeed for the full details. Until then, you might as well have a look at our 2014 370Z Nismo test drive .
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo.
Why It Matters
With the 370Z Nismo getting a little old, it was about time for Nissan to roll out an extensive refresh. I’m not a big fan of its styling either, but that new front end with its large grille looks very promising. A bump in horsepower would be welcome as well, especially with the new Porsche Cayman GT4 underway. The German sports car is rumored to produce nearly 400 horsepower and Nissan has a lot of ground to cover until 2017.
The new, beefed-up 370Z will join the range-topping GT-R in Nissan’s Nismo lineup. The latter is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that cranks out an anticipated 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. A GT-R Nismo fitted with the optional Track Package lapped the Nurburgring track in just 7:08.68 minutes.
Gallery Nissan GT-R Nismo
A special global NISMO debut will be made on Friday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET at ZDAYZ at Fontana Village Resort in North Carolina.