Nissan's Specialty Vehicles Group NISMO will start providing examples of its new NISMO 370Z to interested customers in North America. This second-generation NISMO Z is based on the 370Z but true to NISMO form more horses were required to make it a proper package.

The car now makes 350hp (257kW) and maximum torque of 276 lb-ft (374Nm). Coming along for the party is the 6-speed manual gearbox with SynchroRev Match which simulates heel-toe downshifting. Fitted to help with takeoff and handling is a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential. To stop the car from its tracks are Nissan Sports Brakes.

Looks and performance are enhanced with kit like special side sills, a fully integrated chin spoiler and an extended nose.

For running gear NISMO chose five-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium alloy wheels. Accompanying rubber is a foursome of Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high performance tyres.

The interior features red and back fabric with red stitching, a smooth leather steering wheel, a leather-wrapped gear lever and aluminium foot pedals.

The NISMO 370Z has an MRSP of US$39,130 which excludes the only three options: NISMO carpeted floor mats (US$115), a carpeted boot mat (US$95) and illuminated kick plates (US$200).

Gallery: Nissan Nismo 370Z Pricing Announced (US)

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