Nissan 350Z Gran Turimso 4 is a limited production, developed in association with Sony PlayStations Gran Turismo 4: The Real Driving Simulator.
Changes to the Nissan 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Edition are small but significant, the most important being a power increase from 280PS to 300PS at 6400rpm. The power increase has been achieved by careful redevelopment of the acclaimed 3.5-litre V6 engine.
The changes include reduced friction within the engine and improved stiffness of the block. This, coupled with a revised air cleaner for better breathing, has enabled the engine’s red line to be raised to 7,000 rpm (up from 6,600rpm), and has resulted in an extra 20PS over the standard 350Z. Maximum speed remains limited to 250km/h (155 mph), but the 0-100km/h sprint has been cut to just 5.8 secs.
This new `HO’ - high output - engine delivers not only more power, but also quicker throttle response and even more driving excitement. The rev-happy characteristics of the engine will satisfy those drivers who love to exploit the full potency of the VQ35 engine - much in the same way that they would when they play Gran Turismo at home.
The 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Edition promises to be highly visible, too. It will be available in just two colours, metallic black or premium sunshine yellow, and sits on unique five spoke 18 inch alloy wheels.
Nissan’s high performance models have been a feature in every one of the previous Gran Turismo games, with models such as the Skyline GT-R, R33, R32 and 350Z Coupe introducing many European enthusiasts to Nissan’s sports car heritage.
Sony identified the Nissan 350Z Coupe as one of the `hero’ models of Gran Turismo 4 and it will feature in marketing communications for the game as part of the game’s launch.
More than 100 Nissan vehicles will feature in Gran Turismo 4, including the 350Z Roadster, Infiniti and Nismo branded car. Nine versions of the 350Z will feature in the game, including the Gran Turismo 4 edition. The game’s designer Kazunori Yamauchi is a 350Z fan, to the extent that he personally owns two.