Nissan confirms 2024 Z NISMO for Australia

Nissan Australia has confirmed the 2024 Z NISMO is headed down under. For those worried it would just be a cosmetic update, we can confirm there’s more power (up from 298kW to 313kW) and more torque (up from 475Nm to 520Nm).

The NISMO grade builds on the capabilities of the Z, adding more excitement and dynamic performance. Power and torque upgrades aside, other targeted enhancements include specifically tuned suspension and brakes, and revised aerodynamic bodywork.

The latter sees the introduction of a new nose, a restyled grille opening, with the thinnest honeycomb mesh of any Nissan production car, and canards at the front corners. These create vortexes over the front wheels, further benefiting aerodynamic performance.

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A subtle red accent runs along the lower edge of the front fascia, while a taller, wider rear spoiler with a three-piece design extends onto the rear fenders. The rear bumper corners are reshaped to aid with air separation and reduced drag too.

A red accent runs from the lower edges of the rear fascia and above the exhaust outlets. Z NISMO’s redesigned side sills also help reduce aerodynamic drag and lift.

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Stiffened suspension, and wider wheels with a more aggressive tyre also feature, with the 2024 Nissan Z NISMO expected to be offered in five colours; Black Diamond Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Passion Red TriCoat, Everest White Pearl TriCoat and NISMO-exclusive Stealth Grey.

Inside, interior changes include red-anodized engine-start and drive mode buttons, manual-adjust Recaro seats and a leather and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. The traditional red marker at the 12 o’clock position is also present.

The graphics in the fully digital TFT display feature a red outline around the tacho, a NISMO logo and a special red “flash” during the start-up animation. Under the hood, cooling has been improved, along with the addition of a revised electronic wastegate control.

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Inside the 2024 Nissan Z NISMO (overseas model shown)

To be offered exclusively with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the 2024 Nissan Z NISMO will feature a revised clutch for faster shifting, revised engine management software, better launch control and a reduction in downshift timing.

In addition to Normal and Sport drive modes, the Z NISMO adds a new Sport+ option. This delivers a more dynamic, racetrack-tuned shift program for circuit driving, taking advantage of the powertrain’s faster downshift capability.

The shift programming is designed to be so responsive for performance driving that a driver does not need to use the shift paddles on track – though fast-responding manual shifting is always available.

To deliver maximum road feel and traction, the Z NISMO wears Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT600 tires, a version of which are also used on GT-R. The tyres are fitted to lightweight, NISMO-specific, gloss black RAYS 19-inch wheels.

Engineers enhanced the Z NISMO braking system too, upgrading the front brakes to larger, 15.0-inch rotors, matched to 13.8-inch rear brake rotors, and equipping a more performance-focused brake pad compound.

In an upgrade to tech, all 2024 Nissan Z models will feature Amazon Alexa built-in connectivity, AEB with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, high beam assist and intelligent forward collision warning.

The 2024 Nissan Z NISMO has been confirmed to launch in Australia. Final local pricing and specifications will be confirmed at a later date.

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