The 2023 Nissan Z Needs the Nismo Treatment

What’s old is new again. In the nissan z’s case, literally. The good news is that Nissan saved a bunch of money on the new Z by using all the stuff that wasn’t broken on the old 370Z, which afforded the automaker the funds to fit a 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine under the sports car’s hood. We hope Nissan’s kept a few dollars in its back pocket to invest in a new-gen Z Nismo.


The formula seems pretty straightforward: Take the regular Z, and make it more special. We decided to imagine what one would look like. The red pinstripes around the extended skirts and splitters are a no-brainer, a key signature of the modern Nismo design language. A couple of subtle hood inlets give a nod to the twin turbos below while also borrowing a page from the Z’s larger (and soon-to-be-departed) GT-R stablemate. To this, we added some fender extractor vents for a little more aggressiveness.

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