HOW WE’D Build it
01. OPEN WIDE
More boost and power will require extra cooling. Z Nismo will gain a redesigned front bar that accommodates a larger intercooler, while allowing more air to flow into the engine bay and onto the beefier front brakes.
02. RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Forged wheels from RAYS measure in at 20-inches in diameter, with 10.0-inch diameter at the front and 10.5-inch at the rear. Single piece design helps offset the increase in unsprung mass introduced by the increased diameter brake discs and larger calipers.
03. TRACK DAY IS BEST DAY
What’s the point of a more focused performance variant of an already capable sports car if you don’t let owners enjoy it on track with the reassurance that everything will be covered by warranty? Being developed by Nissan’s motorsport arm, consistent track use will be well within the Z Nismo’s remit, and covered accordingly.
04. HOMOLOGATE THIS
The Nissan Z family has strong racing heritage, and we hope the new addition is no different. With the GT-R filling GT500 and GT3 racing duties, it leaves the door open for a Z GT4. Changes to the Nismo such as chassis lightening and wider bodywork will flow into the racer. Once the factory race team is established, customer cars could be offered to those with deep enough pockets.
05. BOOST TO THE FUTURE
Garrett’s e-turbo will place a small electric motor in between the compressor and turbine inside the turbocharger. When off-throttle, the 48-volt system will keep the system spinning, acting like anti-lag, while spooling quicker under acceleration.