Nissan Australia‘s first allocation of the high-performance Z Nismo sports car has sold out in less than an hour.
There were 100 examples of the Nissan Z Nismo available for purchase as part of this initial allocation. Orders opened on the Nissan Australia website today at 11:00AM, and 53 minutes later the allocation was exhausted.
This new flagship Z model was first offered to those already awaiting delivery of a regular Z or Z Proto.
Customers were able to configure their Z Nismo online and were then asked to nominate the Nissan dealer they wish to purchase the vehicle from.
Only then customers were asked to place a $1000 refundable reservation fee, which Nissan says doesn’t guarantee purchase of a vehicle. Reservations were limited to one per customer, and third party resellers weren’t eligible.
The first examples of the Nissan Z Nismo are expected to arrive in Australia either in late 2023 or early 2024.
At this stage it’s unclear when the next allocation of Z Nismo vehicles will become available in Australia.
As previously reported, the Nissan Z Nismo is priced from $94,000 before on-road costs locally, which is almost $20,000 more than a standard Z.
The Z Nismo continues to be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine but outputs have been boosted to 313kW of power and 520Nm of torque. This is 15kW and 45Nm more than the regular Z.
Nissan claims to have achieved the higher outputs by improving cooling, revising the electronic wastegate control which provides increased turbocharged boost and turbine speed, as well as incorporating GT-R Nismo-inspired independent ignition spark timing.
The Nissan Z Nismo comes exclusively with a nine-speed automatic transmission that has been “enhanced” for a “faster and more dynamic shifting performance”.
Other highlight features include an enhanced oil cooler for extended track performance, launch control, as well as a new Sport+ drive mode.
The Z Nismo has a revised suspension setup with unique stabiliser bars, a stiffer spring rate and larger retuned dampers.
Its chassis has also received additional bracing at the front and rear, as well as the rear underfloor, which helps increase torsional rigidity by 2.5 per cent compared to the regular model.
There are also stiffer front and rear suspension bushings, and a stiffer mounting bushing for the steering rack.
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