The Gumball 3000 Rally is an event that brings some pretty interesting project cars out of the woodwork. This year, we’re already seeing a whole lot of them with the latest one coming from Nissan and French publishing house L’Ecurie and INTERSECTION Magazine.
The two will actually be part of the pan-European parade and for this trip, they decided to deck out a unique Nissan 370Z Nismo . In what could very well be an attempt to showcase the 370Z Nismo on the streets of Europe, the Japanese automaker and the French publication house entered the 370Z Nismo as "Car 56" for the parade as an ode to the garage number (56) the Nissan DeltaWing occupied at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As far as aesthetics go, INTERSECTION Magazine gave it a pretty unique camouflage livery that it designed specifically for the event. That livery and all the added goodies Nismo added to the Z ensures that this special-edition model is different from the rest of the 370Zs out there.
Best watch out for this unique iteration of the Japanese sports car at the 2013 Gumball 3000 rally. It will be piloted by INTERSECTION Magazine contributors Patrice Meignan and Jeremy ‘Jey’ Taltaud.
Click past the jump to read about the Nissan 370Z Nismo
Nissan 370Z Nismo
Nissan’s NISMO offering for the 370Z wasn’t all that surprising considering that the automaker has been trying to establish its mark to a younger audience. And to its credit, when it said that the 370Z Nismo would be different, it really was.
The model received an extended nose design and a fully integrated chin spoiler. Nismo also added new side sills, a unique rear bumper, plus a functional rear bumper that helps increase the downforce.
On top of all that, the automaker also added 3.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers a total of 350 horsepower and a peak torque of 276 pound-feet of torque, good enough for a 0-to-60 mph time of just five seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.