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Posted on Aug 29th, 2008 by Vlad Balan

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We’ve seen several tuning programs for the new Nissan GT-R, but now we have the official performance parts from Nissan, released by their in-house tuner, Nismo. The list is very impressive and includes a new Chassis Package (race-spec Bilstein Damptronic adjustable dampers, stiffer Nismo springs and 20 inch Rays forged aluminum wheels), Nismo-branded Recaro bucket seats with carbon-fiber backing and leather trim, new 70 mm titanium muffler set, new carbon-fiber under tray for the exhaust system. Of course, the price is also impressive, ¥5,460,000 (around $50,200), but all parts come with a three-year/60,000km warranty, which also covers the case when damages occur while driving at a race track (to maintain the warranty, after every track session, owners must send their cars to a Nismo authorized center).

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Posted on Mar 29th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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The new 2007 Nissan NISMO 350Z, which makes its North American debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show is the fifth in the 2007 350Z Coupe lineup, is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. It goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in July 2007.

The sport coupe has got a special body package, improved handling equipment and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 306 horsepower at 6,800 rpm. As a sports car, the Nissan NISMO 350Z is fantastic, however its downside is quickly apparent when you take it on the street.

All the newfound chassis rigidity combined with the stiff-legged, track-ready suspension calibration and aggressive, low-profile Bridgestone RE-01R tires combines to deliver a harsh ride that’ll shake your fillings loose even on Japan’s magically smooth roads.

Read More: “Upcoming Nissan NISMO 350Z”