Much to the delight of Z fanboys everywhere, the performance enhanced 2010 Nissan Nismo 370Z made its first official appearance this week alongside the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster at the 2009 New York Auto Show. Engineered in a joint effort from both the Nissan Specialty Vehicle Group and tuning specialists, Autech Japan, the NISMO 370Z is offered as a complete, limited edition package with enough mods to satisfy even the most discerning ricer.
Although the NISMO 370Z comes equipped with the same 3.7L V6 found beneath the hood of the standard 370Z, the NISMO 370Z receives a slight performance increase with engine output boosted to 350 horsepower at 7,400 rpm (up from 332-horsepower) and 276 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm (up from 270 lb-ft). The 6-speed manual gearbox features Nissan’s constantly hyped Synchro RevMatch technology which, as sick as we are of hearing about, is still pretty damn cool. Essentially eliminating shift shock, Nissan’s Synchro RevMatch system electronically synchronizes engine revs during shifting to automatically adjust to the speed of the next gear. While it might be difficult to understand if you’re used to driving automatics (or are, you know, a chick), the benefits of Nissan’s rev matching system are twofold: not only does it allow for a smoother driving experience, but it also allows any douchenozzle with at least a rudimentary understanding of a manual transmission to hoon like a pro.
Of course, Synchro RevMatch is not exclusive to the NISMO 370Z, we just dedicated a paragraph to it simply because we like it so much. What does come exclusive the NISMO 370Z, however, are 5-spoke 19″ RAYS aluminum-alloy wheels (19″×9.5″ front, 19″×10.5″ rear) mounted with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear) and a set of NISMO Sport Brakes 14.0″ front and 13.8″ rear vented rotors with 4-piston front and 2- piston rear aluminum calipers. Also standard on the NISMO 370Z is a double-wishbone, four-link suspension that Nissan tuned the hell out of for Nürburgring-worthy handling, increasing the spring rates by 15% front, 10% rear; stabilizer bar stiffness by 15% front, 50% rear; and rear damping factors by 40% front, 140% rear. Still reading? Way to hang in there – now let’s move on to the stuff you came for: the photos.