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When Nissan unveiled the Fairlady Z Version NISMO (their description, not ours) along with the updated version of the iconic Z, we didn't have much hope that we'd ever see the motorsports-massaged version here in the States. Well, it would seem that the folks over at Edmunds have it on good authority that a US-legit version of the NISMO 350Z will be revealed at the New York Auto Show in April.

Although the JDM model's specs are already firmed up and the vehicle is currently on sale in Japan, there is no information about what could be lost in translation on the trek across the Pacific. We'd expect the aero enhancements to remain unscathed, along with the additional welds, reinforcement panels and bars. The Bridgestone Potenza RE-01Rs that are fitted onto the JDM version are also sold here in the US, so hopefully they will remain and be wrapped around a set of custom, lightweight rollers, possibly sourced from Rays Engineering (who Nissan has tapped in the past) or another premium wheels manufacturer.

We'll be on hand for the official unveiling in Detroit, but in the meantime, feel free to ogle the gallery of the new Fairlady 350Z below.

[Sources: Straightline, Nissan]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Can't Porsche sue them for this?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good idea #6. Raise the roof height. They could raise the roof on both the driver and passenger side like the Viper. Adds an additional bit of styling.
      You're right , my 240 Z has more than ample head room for me but I'm 5'11" not 6'4".
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6

      im 6'5 and i have no problem fitting in my friends z.

      did some come with adjustable height seats? i know that his has the seats as low as they will go, i cant understand why anyone would want anything else
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 Odd, i'm 6'3" and fit ok in my 350z.

      The engine on the NISMO version is meant to be around 400ps NORMALLY aspirated. That's going to be one fantastic lump.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful.
      Especially like the orange color...is it a new 2007 color? ...is it a color blend for Fairlady models only?
      Is the upholstery standard or NISMO ?
      Makes me want a stable mate for my 1972- 240Z.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The best shape of any car to come out of Japan, maybe Ever.
      • 8 Years Ago
      double post

      and i hate the idea of raising the height of the z, center of gravity is even more important than curb weight and the best way to screw up a sports car is to make it tall
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bonita... that may be one of the reasons Toyota's average buyer's age is getting up there in years.

      This is a very sharp car, but I don't know if I'd call it the best thing to ever come out of Japan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Never mind, saw the other angles just now, but man, a quick look at that first shot when seen in small frame - looks like a Porsche.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A --HEIGHT - The 6'4 guy might be shorter legs, longer body. Hard for longlegged 6'3 me to imagine why anyone tall would want the Z, rather than the roomier Infiniti G35 coupe -- but I dont like to feel confined. BTW -- raising the roof an inch would have a tiny effect on the center of gravity, but might spoil the looks. Anyone remember the last gen RX7, which was Japan-centric to the max? Tiny inside.

      B--I have no idea why some people think Nissan and Toyota should be equivalent companies with similar model lineups.

      C-- Really nice car (the regular Z shown) -- really dull and safe front end design. I accused GM of a bland Japanese look on the front end of the last 2 Vettes -- here it is.

      D-- The person who told the tall guy to lose weight: I hope your wife gains 127 pounds.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lose 600 pounds and we'll talk, fatty.
      • 8 Years Ago
      RAYS make all the NISMO wheels, for both road and race cars.
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