At 2012 Chicago Autoshow Nissan unveils the 2013MY 370Z sports car, and as you’d expect from a modelyear upgrade, changes are very subtle.
The new model goes on sale from June, featuring a number of visual upgrades and revised suspension. The most important changes on the outside is the addition of new vertical LED lights, redesigned wheels, and red brake calipers. There’s also two new colors to choose from.
The Nismo model doesn’t benefit from the visual tweaks, but gets a new Bose Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, premium gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid.
The engine remains the same, a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Nismo has a tuned version of that engine with 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque but only one transmission , a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission featuring the SynchroRev Match system.
Models with Sport package fitted also get the Euro-tuned shock absorbers. Nismo doesn’t get that either.
The updates for the new model year include:
* Refreshed front fascia with vertical LED daytime running lights
* Red reflector added to rear fascia (replaces previous black center cover)
* Revised 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (Sport Package equipped models)
* New 18-inch wheels for 370Z Coupe
* Red-finished brake calipers (Sport Package equipped models)
* Dark-finish fuel gauge trim
* Euro-tuned shock absorbers (Sport Package equipped models)
* And two new exterior colors – Magma Red and Midnight Blue