The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo is a super limited edition which had its initial Australian allocation of 100 units snapped up within 53 minutes of orders opening – but there could be more on the way.

    Speaking with CarExpert at the launch of the new Qashqai e-Power hybrid, managing director for Nissan Australia and Oceania Adam Patterson, said first units have just started arriving.

    “They were on the water last week, and I think they’ve landed and started to hit dealerships pretty much as we speak,” Mr Paterson said.

    “Those are in the process of starting to be delivered right now, and there will be a further allocation, second batch or more production – however you want to term it – and we’re still determining how we distribute those.”

    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 is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 with boosted outputs of 313kW of power and 520Nm of torque – 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 anti-roll 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.

    Stay tuned to CarExpert for the latest.

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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