Nissan says it’s “teasing” the new Z NISMO with a video of it kicking out tire smoke galore. It’s not much of a teaser, because the whole shebang can be seen in its full undisguised glory. There’s a number of changes, but most notably the NISMO version has a new schnoz that looks pretty slick.
Nissan didn’t reveal hard numbers, but we can see quite a bit in the video. In addition to the new nose the NISMO gets a longer new side skirts, a longer rear bumper, a spoiler, new wheels, and red racing seats. There even seems to be some thin fender flares over the wheel arches. Chris Forsberg, known for his gold Datsun 280Z drift car, is the wheelman.
It’s not quite the nose of the Tokyo Auto Salon’s Nissan Fairlady Z Customized Proto concept (what a mouthful) inspired by the Z432-R, but we think it looks just as good. Incidentally, that is nose also got the green light for production, so perhaps it’ll be a dealer accessory or something similar. We’re split (no pun intended) on which nose we prefer, but how great is it that we may have two equally good-looking options for the new Z.
The only other tidbit of information that Nissan shared is that more information will be coming this summer. For now, we’ll just bask in the fact that two Japanese auto giants have revealed heritage-inspired cars in as many days.