Nissan has introduced an updated version of the 370Z Nismo which is set to go on sale this summer.

Power comes from the same V6 3.7-liter engine but its output has been increased from 328 HP (241 kW) at 7,000 rpm to 344 hp (253 kW) at 7,400 rpm. The torque figure is also up from 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) to 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) reached at 5,200 rpm.

The throttle response has been improved so more of the power should be available from 2,000 rpm. Connected exclusively to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the coupe performs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 5.2 seconds (0.1s quicker than before).

The 370Z Nismo has also gained a new body kit which allows the coupe to generate as much downforce as the GT-R. Some of the aero changes include a bigger diffuser with integrated twin exhausts, wider side skirts, fixed rear wing and a revised front end featuring a splitter.

The car now comes with 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in wider 245/40 front and 285/35 rear bespoke Bridgestone Potenza tires. Compared to the standard model, the Nismo variant is 10mm lower and benefits from updated dampers, springs and brakes.

On the inside it features an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, bespoke Nismo sport seats and a new red & black trim.

Aside from the 370Z Nismo, Nissan is also launching in Europe the Juke Nismo.

Gallery: Updated Nissan 370Z Nismo revealed, debuts in Europe

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