Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd announced today (11th July) it will be making NISMO high-performance accessory parts available for its 350Z. The range, which is previewed on a Japanese market Fairlady Z at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, will be available from Nissan’s UK dealer network from the start of 350Z deliveries in October.
NISMO is a new name to Nissan UK’s accessories range. And for the 350Z only. But it’s not so new to anyone who plays ‘GRAN TURISMO’ or drives a Nissan Skyline GT-R. NISsan MOtorsports was established in Japan in 1984 to provide manufacturer backed performance parts for Nissan cars. And the 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the natural event at which to launch the range in the UK – not least because there will be many customers there who have ordered a 350Z.The most dramatic item in the range is the 350Z Aero Kit that was developed in conjunction with Polyphony Digital, producer of ‘GRAN TURISMO’. The images created by the game’s development team were translated into production reality by NISMO after being aerodynamically tested. So as well as looking the business, the Aero Kit increases the forces on the front and rear of the car – there’s more grip at the front and added traction at the rear.