Nissan has dropped the first official teaser for the upcoming 2024 Z Nismo in a YouTube trailer featuring Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg.
The video gives the first uncamouflaged look at the model’s exterior and a snapshot of interior details as Forsberg puts it through its paces.
A more aggressive exterior design, including a ducktail spoiler, a pronounced front splitter, and reimagined side skirts differentiate the Nismo from the standard Z.
Additional changes include a red stripe circling the bottom of the car leading to more angular front and rear bumpers.
In the video, the Z Nismo is riding on the same grippy Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres it was spotted with in earlier spy shots.
Interior shots reveal Recaro track-style bucket seats, a Nismo-badged digital instrument cluster, and a red start button.
Red and white Nismo branding can be spotted on the headrests, rear bumper, and wheels.
Nissan is keeping pricing and performance details under wraps for the moment, only describing the upcoming model as “a true icon of performance and style” to be equipped with “track-tuned performance, bold styling and a dynamic design.”
Z model enthusiasts will be hoping for a power upgrade over the standard model, but it’s unclear how much more power the Nismo will receive.
The outgoing 370Z’s Nismo variant packed an extra 8kW and 8Nm over the standard 370Z, and included a raft of mechanical enhancements that give us an indication of the changes we might see with the Z Nismo.
The standard Z, for reference, is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 298kW of power and 475Nm of torque.
The model in the teaser appears to have an automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and it’s unclear if Nissan will also offer a manual like the standard Z.
Rumoured additions for the Z Nismo include a unique suspension tune, beefier brakes, chassis stiffening, Yamaha performance chassis dampers, a different exhaust, and a retuned electronic control unit (ECU).
Nissan’s release tells readers to “Stay tuned for full details later this summer,” suggesting a full reveal is due in the coming months.
Pricing in Japan for Z Nismo is reportedly expected to be around ¥9 million (~$A93,000), which is around ¥3 million (~$A31,000) more than the current flagship model in that market.
In Australia, the Nissan Z is priced from $73,300 before on-road costs, while the sold-out Z Proto was priced at $80,700 before on-road costs.