Although Nissan had no brand new models to be shown at the recent Chicago Auto Show, it shown us the crowd along with new options of its two most thrilling cars – a more hardcore version of the most recent GT-R supercar that has been called as the “Track Edition” and a modified 370Z Nismo coupe. The former is a United States-specific model, with Japan and the United Kingdom already taking pleasure in the “Track Pack” option on their recent GT-Rs since last year.
However, the GT-R Track Edition leaves its rear seats- changed by the ‘lightweight quilted cloth mat’ to decrease weight. Has been eveloped at Nürburgring Circuit, this car features a specifically tuned suspension, most recent brake cooling guides, front spoiler along with carbonfiber air ducts and also the high-grip front seats.
Suspension alterations contain modified Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and also the higher spring rates that have been fine-tuned via thorough track testing. Meanwhile, the 545 hp/630 Nm engine remains the same, as is the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Production of this car will be restricted to 150 units as to the US market.
This Nissan 370Z Nismo becomes an annual model update rather than a new model, brings minimal alterations. The tweaks are all naturally aesthetics too, along with the 3.7 liter V6 engine left totally unsettled. It follows the most recent Nismo design theme launched on the Juke Nismo: the addition of dark gray painted front apron, its side skirts, its rear diffuser, side mirrors and also rear spoiler. Each of them has red pinstripe accents.
Inside, you’ll find the splashes of red on the most recent Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and also the Nismo tachometer. Power and torque still same at 350 hp and the 375 Nm respectively, all brought to the rear wheels via the standard 6-speed manual gearbox. Meanwhile, the sport suspension, its high performance brakes and also the lightweight 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels improves the racing-inspired sport package.
Which one you’ll choose? The great car as to racetrack or the car for the road?