Will this be the best Nissan 370Z yet?

The New version of the 370Z is coming to SEMA

1y ago


I present to you the Nissan Project Clubsport 23. This is what Nissan are bringing to SEMA in Las Vegas this year and it is going to be the best 370Z we have ever seen.

The previous 370Z wasn't the greatest but this new and revised one will have a new 3.0L twin turbo V6 (found also in the Infiniti Q50 400 Red Sport) which will give the Clubsport 23 around 400bhp. This might sound good already, but Nissan has also put the manual transmission from the Nismo into this car and it is the first time this engine and gearbox have been mated together. This should be interesting...

As you can see, the interior is basic but much like that of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the way that it's just the driver and the machine. This looks rather plush and Aston Martin like which I find to be very un-Nissan but I really like what I see.

The thing that really grabs my attention here is the exhaust outlets on either side of the license plate. That is going to cause mayhem and looks fantastic.

If Nissan can get this to shoot flames then this may just be a brilliant little car. In addition to this, Nissan have upgraded the suspension as well as including KW variant coilovers and Eibach springs for better handling around corners. We will see upgraded Nismo brake pads and some wicked looking Rays wheels to top it off.

It's as if MSO have got hold of a 370Z and made it fully track focussed, and I love it.

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  • I went to a Nissan 370z reveal event and Nissan was still holding in motorsports: the GTR (“35”) was coming, the skinny racecar was interesting, and SR20/RB’s were all the rage. I felt this was the day Nissan took it’s first steps off the relevance cliff because the 370z was great except when you peeped the curb weight for $35k+.

    The 240z was a gamechanging legend because of price and weight. Elegant but brutish Inline six, rather robust mechanical purity, and for less money than relevant competitors. The 350z rode the line of acceptable figures in this vein but the 370z just... no.

    So now they try hard with this “clubsport 23”. Better... but honestly what is the big deal? Mild modification (except downsizing and turboing the mill - which removes any last shreds of elegance the v6 had with more weight and complications) and weight loss and “best 370z ever”. I see better builds by diehard enthusiats than Nissan came up with to become invisible at SEMA. The stats should read 3.2L or less 375-400hp N/A, exposed 7-speed manual transmission, 2,850 or less lbs, Brembos as standard, and 8k redline. For $40-45k I’d say this GT86 with a good v6 is the bargain Nissan COULD give us.

    But we get this, a diluted porker copycat that brought yawns and will get spanked on arrival to a 2015 Benz AMG GLA crossover because same stats but AWD and flappy paddles, let alone what mustang/corvette you get for the money this dinosaur will end up costing. Great job Nissan, but stop shitting/sitting on your laurels and pedigree.

      1 year ago
  • Those exhaust tips will only work then in places such as Japan and the US. European plates are much longer so would block them.

      1 year ago
  • it's not road legal though, is it? No air bag.

    I catch myself every once in a while thinking - why do I not consider the Nissan Z? And then I remember - because it costs about twice more than a Mustang, but isn't twice better.

      1 year ago
    • I agree in principle but a new UK Nismo can now be bought for a good deal and even better if you don’t mind a pre- registered one with v low miles, You can save lots because the annual VED will be only £140 even at 3 months old unlike pre 2017 models...

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        1 year ago
  • interior Reminds me of a V-Spec II Nur on so many levels, and I love it

      1 year ago
  • Make Z’s Z’s again!

      1 year ago