Here’s some more retro car news, this time for the Zedheads. Nissan’s in-house tuner Autech has just released the Fairlady Z Version NISMO.
It’s not quite the monster the Z432 was for the original S30 chassis, with only a 19PS increase (up to 355PS) over stock, but you do get a harder-core suspension with Yamaha performance dampers, redesigned exhaust, and transmission tweaks. Most noticeably, the wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics improve over the stock vampire/catfish front end. Inside, the speedometer now reads a 280kph max, along with a host of other cosmetic upgrades like red stitching on the leather seats, a unique engine cover and the all-important serial number badge. All this costs a jaw-dropping ¥4.935 million (about $52,000), which is not as bad as our original miscalculation thought, but still somewhat pricey for a Z.