NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

Expect to shell out $39,130 for the base version of Nissan's catfish-inspired and sport-tuned NISMO 370Z.

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

NISMO 370Z: 350 HP Catfish Pricing Starts At $39,130S

The NISMO carpeted floor mats will run an additional $115, carpeted trunk mat is $95, while the NISMO illuminated kick plates will set you back $200. Don't worry, it's all in the name of looking cool. Adding to the boy racer styling package is a NISMO-tuned V6, producing 18 horses more than the base 370Z for a total of 350 HP @ 7,400 RPM and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 RPM. You can thank the NISMO dual exhaust for that little bump.

Not content releasing just a mild power pack, NISMO has added a strut tower brace, new performance dampers, a viscous limited-slip differential and sport brakes. You can visit your local Nissan dealer and pick up your very own starting today.

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced pricing for the all-new 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z™, which goes on sale today at Nissan retailers nationwide. The new, second-generation NISMO Z® continues the tradition of the original, offering unique performance and design attributes that true sports car enthusiasts are looking for – including a functional aerodynamic body design, 18 additional horsepower and a special sport-tuned suspension.

The 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z™, which is equipped with a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with SynchroRev Match, has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of US $39,130. Only three accessories are available on this well equipped vehicle – NISMO carpeted floor mats, illuminated kick plates and a carpeted trunk mat.

"The new NISMO Z® is a tuner and Z® enthusiast's dream – straight from the factory," said Pat Steiner, Director, Specialty Vehicles, Nissan Division, NNA. "With its dramatic exterior, custom interior, sport-tuned performance and under $40,000 price, this new NISMO Z® is possibly the best ‘bang-for-the-buck' sports car available today."

About the 2009 NISMO 370Z
The NISMO 370Z™ was developed by Nissan's Specialty Vehicles Group in conjunction with Autech Japan, Nissan's longstanding conversion partner. The NISMO Z®'s standard 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) develops 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque (versus the standard 370Z Coupe's 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque), thanks in part to an exclusive free flow dual exhaust system, muffler tuning and an optimized Engine Control Module.

As expected of a true performance machine, the NISMO 370Z™ is offered with only one transmission – a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match-the world's first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission introduced earlier this year on 370Z Coupe (which simulates perfectly matched heel-toe-like downshifting).

The NISMO 370Z™ also features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, a reinforced strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance body dampers to manage road-input vibrations and help contribute to the NISMO 370Z™'s stability and performance feel. The NISMO-tuned suspension includes specially tuned springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bars. Wider, unique 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels are mounted with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires. Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential are also standard on the NISMO 370Z™.

Along with its standout performance, the new NISMO Z® stands out from the crowd with its dramatic performance-oriented exterior and interior styling. The functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body modifications include an extended nose with a canard design at each corner for improved downforce and a fully integrated chin spoiler. Special side sills and a unique rear fascia help manage airflow under the vehicle, while the functional rear spoiler also increases downforce.

The interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, a smooth leather-wrapped steering wheel with red parallel stitching, a smooth leather-wrapped shift knob and aluminum trimmed pedals. A serialized plaque of authenticity is also matched to each NISMO Z®, identifying its unique serial and model year designation.