The Nismo version of the new-generation Nissan Z was initially announced back in 2009 and has undergone no major updates since. Today, however, Nissan Europe announced that an updated version of the370Z Nismo will go on sale later in the summer, making it a 2013 model year.
Under the hood the car keeps the usual 3.7-liter V-6 engine, but output has been increased from the previous 328 horsepower up to 344 horsepower, while peak torque goes from 267 to 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and will sprint the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds — 0.1 seconds faster than the previous year.
The exterior also receives a series of updates, including a bigger diffuser with integrated twin exhausts, wider side skirts, fixed rear wing and a new front splitter. The 370Z Nismo sits on a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires sized 245/40R19 front and 285/35R19 rear.
The interior has also been updated with a new black and red trim, new Nismo sport seats and a new steering wheels wrapped in Alcantara.
There is no confirmation yet, but we assume that this is a nice preview for the 2014 U.S.-Spec 370Z Nismo.