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As we look at these first live photos of the newly-defanged Z taken here at the Chicago Auto Show this morning, let's also take a quick recap of the differences between the 2012 Nissan 370Z and the new 2013 Nissan 370Z. All, like, two of them.


There's a refreshed front facia with vertical LED daytime running lights, red reflector on the rear fascia replacing an ugly black center cover. We've got some newly-revised 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels on the "Sport Package" models and new 18-inch wheels for the 370Z Coupe.


The "Sport Package" also gets red-finished brake calipers and Euro-tuned shock absorbers.

Ooh-ooh, there's also two new exterior colors — Magma Red and Midnight Blue.

The NISMO 370Z also gets a new Bose audio package with two more speakers and two more subwoofers, premium gun-metal dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. Did you hear that? Brake hoses like the GT-R!

But — the NISMO 370Z does not adopt the new front fascia/rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or Midnight Blue exterior color. That's just for you special folks who don't want the NISMO package.

And, umm, yeah... that's about it.

But you know... New! Refreshed! LEDs! Less vampire-looking front end! Different!

Just take a look at the photos and see for yourself.

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