Personally I never really got the confusion with Nissan dropping the number designation, since most automanufacturers don’t update model names with every new generation anyway, including the Z in Japan (i.e. it’s always been “Fairlady Z”).
Every car community has a nomenclature to refer to...
Yeh I could see how they wouldn’t be very “pretty” from factory since the stock cover hides them; Would be nice if the NISMO USA team added a heat exchanger swap to go with the rest of product line, or at least a cover kit
You really did clean em up nicely tho! Definitely one of the nicest...
You ever consider replacing the stock heat exchangers for something like the AMS units to get a blacked out look? I imagine they’re easier to maintain aesthetically too
Alternatively I wonder if the stock units could be ceramic/powder coated w/o impacting heatsinking functionality 🤔, for those...
Id be all over that haha, I love my v2 NISMO but favorite Z would be a ‘14 NISMO in Magma Red (not technically orange but close enough)
Doubtful that’ll ever happen with the modern NISMO design language, one can dream though 😌
Pretty sure Nissan reps have already mentioned something along the lines of if the demand is there, they’ll make it happen.
I strongly believe the AT-only move was to “put their best foot forward” regarding performance reviews, in response to the thrashing the launch Z got from the car...
It could simply be length of the axleback section, isn’t the NISMO overall length greater than standard Z? And those tips look welded so prob can’t be adjusted
I believe this was the case with certain exhaust offerings for the 370Z; some sold in “NISMO” and “regular” fitments
Your garage is looking like a NISMO museum, the car looks stunning 😍 congrats.
And that engine cover looks so awesome, particularly on a NISMO; Its a miss on Nissan’s part to not include that, def a must-have mod
I’m just excited to finally see an 🍊 added to the color palette. Probably my favorite color for a Z car.
Though, if a version of that orange customized proto edition ever comes to USDM, it’ll be a very tough decision between that w/ 6MT and a NISMO 🤔
As usual SG always makes pretty top notch comparisons/reviews, so kudos for running this matchup so quickly. Although I feel like there’s a other factors to consider vs reading the times at face value.
Most glaring was that the NISMO n DH were run on a cold damp track, while by time of the...
Oh nice, would not have expected that for those motors. The VQ37 was considered high compression also n seems to run a bit better on 93 too, even though it’s rated for 91; Figured it was the standard rating for factory performance motors since it’s the more common high octane fuel.
I guess the...
Oh that’s nice atleast, tho still strange you can buy essentially race-grade gas in CA but not normal premium-grade 🤔
Wonder if that’s a state regulation or just a logistical issue of some kind for fuel stations?
So CA doesn’t sell 93AKI anywhere but some ⛽️ carry 100?? Not sure I understand the Cali logic there lol
I was surprised to find that the OM for new Z actually recommends 93AKI as preferred fuel, as it seems like most OEM max recommendation for performance vehicles is 91AKI (presumably cause 93...
That’s the intuitive assumption if launching hard with an open diff. Though the Z has a 4-channel ABS controller so each wheel can be independently braked; I think this is partly how the factory VDC/TC system operates.
From the comments doesn’t seem like they opened up the stock diff at all on...
There was a FB post about it, sounds like it was a stock Sport diff. Some were claiming the Perf LSD hasn’t had any issues like that so perhaps the base open diff ain’t a good candidate for drag racing on slicks..
While that pricing structure would be super competitive, it’s also a total pipe dream. $45k is what the 370Z NISMO w/ 6MT cost over a decade ago (not even factoring inflation), and this gen is more than twice the car w/ much more potential
I think part of the issue with the car community...
Oh ya those AMS packages sound like great options too. I thought at one point they even partnered with Infiniti to offer some of their parts for the Qs as dealership-backed upgrades. Would be awesome if program like that was offered for the Z