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Nissan Unveils 2013 370Z

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On: Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 5:11PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan Unveils 2013 370Z

Nissan whipped the cloth off the all-new 2013 370Z sports coupe the day before the Chicago Auto Show. The new car isn't radically updated, but it does receive some minor styling and options changes.

The main revision to the 2013 Z is the updated front fascia defined by vertical LED daytime running lamps. A red reflector on the rear of the car replaces a black center cover on the current model. Nissan added two new color options - Magma Red and Midnight Blue.

Different trim levels of the 370Z each get their own updates as well. Models equipped with the Sport Package get revised 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Euro-tuned shock absorbers. The 370Z Coupe, meanwhile, gets new 18-inch wheels. The Nismo 370Z features gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels and Nissan GT-R-style high-rigidity brake hoses but does not get the updated front fascia/rear reflector, Midnight Blue color option or Euro-tuned shocks. The Nismo does, however, benefit from the addition of a new Bose Premium Audio Package with two extra speakers and two extra subs.

The 2013 Coupe and Coupe Touring carry over the 2012 powertrain options: a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed automatic transmission. The Roadster comes with the 7-speed automatic transmission, while the Roadster Touring offers the same manual and automatic options as the Coupe models. The Nismo variant is tuned to 350-hp and comes with the 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2013 370Z makes its debut at the Chicago Auto Show and will hit showrooms in June. The video below gives you a closer look.

PRESS RELEASE:

2013 Nissan 370Z Previewed at Chicago Auto Show – New Front Fascia and New Wheels Lead Enhancements

If it’s February in Chicago, it’s time for one thing – sports cars. Bringing a taste of hot performance to the Windy City winter, Nissan today debuted the revised 2013 Nissan 370Z on the floor of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The new Z®, which is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide next June, features a number of enhancements designed to keep the legendary sports car fresh and exciting. For 2013, the Nissan 370Z will once again be available in Coupe, Roadster and NISMO Z configurations.

The updates for the new model year include:

  • Refreshed front fascia with vertical LED daytime running lights
  • Red reflector added to rear fascia (replaces previous black center cover)
  • Revised 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (Sport Package equipped models)
  • New 18-inch wheels for 370Z Coupe
  • Red-finished brake calipers (Sport Package equipped models)
  • Dark-finish fuel gauge trim
  • Euro-tuned shock absorbers (Sport Package equipped models)
  • And two new exterior colors – Magma Red and Midnight Blue

The NISMO 370Z also adds a new Bose® Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, premium gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. The NISMO 370Z does not adopt the new front fascia/rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or Midnight Blue exterior color.

“Since the original 1970 Z® was first introduced our goal has always been to keep the design moving forward. The changes for 2013, though subtle, go a long way in enhancing its dynamic appearance inside and out,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

As in 2012, the 2013 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring will each be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 370Z Roadster and 370Z Roadster Touring will be offered with the same engine but with the 6-speed manual offered only with the Touring model (the 7-speed automatic transmission is available with both).

The Nissan NISMO 370Z, a tuner-Z® enthusiast’s dream, will once again cap off the lineup – offering racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. Its 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine is matched with an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control – creating 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque. Only one transmission is available, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match®, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.

Additional details on the 2013 Nissan 370Z will be available closer to the June on-sale date.

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Stephy21 | 12:16PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

it sucks that this car is only a two seater but hey from what the video showed i sure would be willing to take a two seater. Overall this car looks awesome.


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Sami18 | 12:22PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

Now this is what i call a car.



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