( Worldcarfans ) - Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the dramatic new 2007 Nissan NISMO 350Z, which goes on sale in July at Nissan dealers nationwide. The NISMO 350Z, which features an extensively developed list of unique equipment - including a special aerodynamics package and improved handling equipment, is the fifth model in the 2007 350Z Coupe lineup. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only and is offered at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $38,070. Customers are able to pre-order 2007 NISMO 350Zs at Nissan dealers beginning today.
"This is the first time in the Nissan Z's 37-year history that a NISMO-branded model is part of the extensive Z lineup," said Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "NISMO is known around the world as the premier supplier of high-performance and racing parts and accessories for Nissan vehicles. The NISMO 350Z is geared towards enthusiasts who want the ultimate 350Z straight from the factory performance experts."
The most striking visual feature of the new NISMO 350Z is the NISMO aerodynamics package, which strongly resembles the Super GT championship winning Zs. Featuring a functional front fascia with chin spoiler, side skirts, an extended rear fascia with underbody diffuser and a rear wing, the package produces additional aerodynamic downforce to provide enhanced cornering and handling performance. The NISMO 350Z is offered in four exterior colors - Redline Red, Magnetic Black, Silver Alloy and Pikes Peak White.
Additional performance features include a specially tuned independent multi-link suspension, Brembo brakes with four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers (with 12.8-inch front and 12.7-inch rear rotors) and special NISMO-branded gunmetal gray RAYS super-lightweight forged-alloy wheels (18x9-inch front and 19x10-inch rear with 245/40WR18 front, 265/35WR19 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires).
The NISMO 350Z also offers enhanced structural rigidity through additional body welds and reinforcements, additional front structural bracing, special body dampers mounted in the front radiator core support and in the rear cargo area.
Inside, NISMO 350Z drivers receive special treatment with unique black cloth seats with red inserts, red stitching on the steering wheel and door panels and a special NISMO gray-faced tachometer. All NISMO 350Zs receive a NISMO-etched aluminum serialized plaque mounted on the center console, designating its limited edition status.
The NISMO 350Z includes a full complement of 350Z standard features, including the new VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 306 horsepower at 6,800 RPM and 268 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM - with 240 lb-ft torque available between 2,000 and 6,400 RPM. Engine features include variable exhaust cam timing (eCVTCS), a 7,500 rpm rev limit and a symmetric twin ram air intake system. A special NISMO-branded tuned exhaust adds an authoritative tone to the NISMO 350Z's 306-horsepower V6 engine.
The standard 6-speed manual transmission features close-ratio gearing from 1st through 5th gears for high-performance driving and an overdrive 6th speed for highway fuel economy. For enhanced handling, standard on the NISMO 350Z is a Traction Control System (TCS) and Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).
Also standard is an electronically-controlled vehicle speed-sensitive dual-orifice rack-and-pinion power steering system, front and rear strut tower bracing, and 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Additional standard equipment includes HomeLink Universal Transceiver, cruise control, aluminum pedals, illuminated steering wheel audio controls and auto-dimming rearview mirror, power windows, 3-bay gauge cluster, High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-xenon (high and low beam) headlights, LED taillights, Advanced Air Bag System, side and curtain side-impact supplemental air bags and Active Head Restraints.
"The NISMO 350Z is designed for enthusiasts who want a Z that makes a statement and is a testament to their love of driving," said Bosley. "It has the appearance that stands out from the crowd and the performance to back it up."
In addition to the new NISMO 350Z, the 2007 350Z Coupe is offered in Base, Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring models. The 2007 350Z Roadster is offered in three models - Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring.