2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo Review, Top Speed


The 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo is a sports car that brings uniqueness, great performance and astonishing handling. The exterior looks too clean for such a fast car which is a rare thing to see. Some styling uplifts will happen, mostly in the front end.

On top of that, the chassis and suspension will get its updates and the interior is luxury. This car is available in coupe and convertible forms and it can accommodate two passengers. The performance-oriented Nismo model is available in coupe configuration exclusively.

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo front

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo exterior is beautiful and aggressive

The sporty coupe gets a well-deserved exterior uplift and the overall styling is beautiful. The design changes include mostly the front end revamp, while the rest of the exterior will stay intact. As mentioned, the styling is strange for a sports car like the 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo. A whole body looks clean and polished, without aggressive lines and curves. However, new changes will provide a certain level of aggressiveness.

The grille is larger and it pairs with the LED daytime running lights. The vents are also enlarged, and the bumper comes in a three-piece setup. The lower side of the bumper adds a red contrast inserts. The side profile will remain the same, however, the same red accents can be seen on the mirrors and side skirts. The 19-inch wheels are the latest addition and it is a fresh innovation. To the rear, the bumper has suffered a redesign and the whole rear part sits slightly lower.

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo interior

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo interior changes

The interior of the 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo brings much more uniqueness and the comfort is on another level. It is not a luxurious cabin as on some other sporty cars, on the other hand, leather seats are very comfortable. Both seats are wrapped in black and red leather and the Alcantara accents are available too.

The lateral support is perfect and the steering wheel looks very sporty. The 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo offers a Tech package that includes a 7-inch touchscreen with the navigation system. Also, a Sirius XM radio, rearview monitor, and Bose audio system are in the offer as well. The headroom is 38.2 inches while the legroom is 42.9 inches.

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo side

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo engine and transmission

After the exterior and interior updates, we expected the performance improvements, however, that will not happen this year. On the other hand, the suspension is all-new, but sadly, the engine will stay intact. It is an existing 3.7-liter V6 powertrain that produces 350 HP and 276 lb-ft of torque.

Another addition is a 7-speed automatic transmission. A manual 6-speed gearbox is still in the offer, just like the Adaptive Shift Control system.

Acceleration and Top Speed

This coupe hits from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and the top speed is 155 mph. The main advantage of the 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo is an astonishing driving manner and handling so don’t expect a good fuel economy numbers.

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo rear

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo price and release date

The price will start at around $45,000 for a base model with the manual transmission. Loading automatic gearbox and Tech Trim will raise the price to over $50,000. The 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo will go on sale in the last quarter of 2018.


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