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S-Tune V2 might be my favorite of the bunch. To me it added the right amount of flair to the 350Z

the carbon middle blade was so awesome. I was able to get the authentic V2 front bumper from japan when converting my S-tune to the whole V2 look. but ended up keeping the V1 spoiler on my car ( added a custom carbon base) just because it was so expensive at the time. always wanted that damn spoiler though
 

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the carbon middle blade was so awesome. I was able to get the authentic V2 front bumper from japan when converting my S-tune to the whole V2 look. but ended up keeping the V1 spoiler on my car ( added a custom carbon base) just because it was so expensive at the time. always wanted that damn spoiler though
That's one heck of a find getting a V2 bumper. How did you end up finding it?
 

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That's one heck of a find getting a V2 bumper. How did you end up finding it?

when I ran my350z.com.... I met this guy down in FL on the forum. he was pretty wealthy and had some importing connections. he was also like a NISMO fanatic and we got to be friends talking Zs. he bought the authentic S2 kit for his roadster direct from NISMO Japan. he kept it about 6 months and eventually went to a whole different front end ( veilside or something I cant remember) but i bought it from him for like $1500??. but yeah it was the authentic one with the metal badge and everything. It had the painted canards but I also bought carbon canards ( I guess the ones made for the dime a dozen replicas out there) and ran those for a while too.
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when I ran my350z.com.... I met this guy down in FL on the forum. he was pretty wealthy and had some importing connections. he was also like a NISMO fanatic and we got to be friends talking Zs. he bought the authentic S2 kit for his roadster direct from NISMO Japan. he kept it about 6 months and eventually went to a whole different front end ( veilside or something I cant remember) but i bought it from him for like $1500??. but yeah it was the authentic one with the metal badge and everything. It had the painted canards but I also bought carbon canards ( I guess the ones made for the dime a dozen replicas out there) and ran those for a while too. View attachment 1942
Japanese automakers did so well with factory modifications back in the 90's and 00's. I wonder if NISMO will do anything special this time around. TRD came out with a nice line of parts for the MKV Supra, but nothing like what they did for the MKIV Supra...
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We all assuming the Nismo version is a tuned VR30DDTT. But what if it’s a baby VR38DETT a.k.a VR30DETT? Remember, it’s been called baby Godzilla
I remember reading rumors about that a while back and hope it actually happens.

"As soon as images of the Nissan Proto-Z started circulating the media, many fans wondered if there would be a NISMO version of the rear-wheel-drive coupe. It appears, the answer is yes. More importantly, some information leaked regarding the powertrain of the future NISMO 400Z. By now, we are almost certain, the 400Z will use the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Infiniti Redsport models.

That said, some information leaked that NISMO will be using a different but familiar engine in the NISMO 400Z. We also happen to know that it will have the same V-6 twin-turbo setup. With this in mind, there is only one engine that comes to mind. It appears NISMO will realize every JDM fan boy’s wet dream. Nissan’s motorsport division will put the current GTR’s engine in the smaller rear-wheel-drive coupe. This means that, as soon as 2022, you might be able to get a car, powered by Godzilla’s engine, mated to a manual gearbox.

The VR38 unit could also get direct injection, like its smaller brother, the VR30DDTT, found in Infiniti’s models. We are expecting the engine to be de-tuned since the 400Z is much smaller and rear-wheel-drive only. In addition, we don’t know how much power the stock manual gearbox can take, should you choose to go for it, instead of the Mercedes-sourced automatic. In any case, we are expecting at least 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Nm) from the next NISMO Z."


BUT it turned out to be an April fools joke...

"One last thing. Happy April’s Fool! We hope you enjoyed the article. Frankly, I really want Nissan to make something like a GTR-powered Z-car that can also be had with a manual gearbox. Sadly, there’s no indication of it happening any time soon. With that being said, carmakers nowadays are quite secretive about what they are really up to, so you never know."
 

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NISMO Japan announced the NISMO Aura and it includes some next gen NISMO design cues including a NISMO digital dash and new NISMO seats. I could see something similar translated to the Z



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NISMO Japan announced the NISMO Aura and it includes some next gen NISMO design cues including a NISMO digital dash and new NISMO seats. I could see something similar translated to the Z

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At the very least I want those Sportsters, maybe even as option for the Sport or Sport/Tech, doubt it though. This is for my harness.
 

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I think keeping with NISMOs design language you will see some horizontal DRLs aswell

im also thinking the indentions in the bumper below the headlights could/should be opened up as brake ducts
 

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I think keeping with NISMOs design language you will see some horizontal DRLs aswell

im also thinking the indentions in the bumper below the headlights could/should be opened up as brake ducts
Some added aero up front would be a welcome sight for the Nismo edition. I wonder if they'd change the grille a bit as well.
 

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I hope the Fairlady above becomes the Nismo. If it does, I’m unquestionably a buyer. More importantly, Nissan should do a mid-cycle refresh and adopt the Fairlady’s fascia on ALL future Z cars (and the color, orange). The fascia turns the current car’s gaping maw and awkwardly pinched headlights (that resemble neither a 240Z’s nor a 300ZX’s) into a no-apologies gorgeous car. I’d go as far to say the Fairlady’s fascia is empirically beautiful. Add in that awesome shade of orange with black accents and a tasteful rear lip spoiler (instead of a massive rear wing which is a massive turnoff to buyers with mature tastes) and you’re left with an unmitigated winner, easily one of the best-looking cars on the road. Even if the decision-making dodos leave the maw as-is and don’t offer the lip spoiler, the Nismo will likely come standard with a massive wing (some might say douchey) so I implore Nissan to make the wing OPTIONAL (wing delete) as Subaru wisely did on its STi. Time will tell.
 

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The Drive spoke with Paul Hawson, Nissan's director of advanced product planning and strategy, and apparently he wants a more performance oriented Z and that the Z can handle more than 400 horsepower. hopefully that means the Nismo Z.


Now, Hawson couldn't speculate on future products from the automaker—he cannot outright tell any publication that a certain product is on the way or in development, even if he is responsible for it. However, we asked a few of the right questions and, despite being unable to speculate, Hawson did get very close to telling us what we all want to hear.

He didn't mince his words when it came to the fact that he wants a Z that's even more performance-oriented. Speaking of drivers who always want more, he told me, “Let’s just say we know that customer, and we try to address that customer’s needs.” Now, that could mean anything from a simple tune to a slew of hardware changes, but rest assured, we can be confident that something is very likely in the pipeline.

“It can handle more,” he told me, clearly leaving the door open for a higher horsepower Nismo-branded Z. "[There are] people that want to keep it stock forever—you know some of those people, I have friends like that—and then there are other people that are more like me, that are tuning crazy," he said.
 
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