When an automaker plans a new model’s global debut, it selects the most visible and renowned auto shows for masses of critics to ogle and applaud – and, let’s face it, sometimes make unqualified snarky comments. This style of debut, however, is not always the case. Sometimes, a company likes to surprise a small group of diehard enthusiasts. That’s exactly what Nissan did for ZDAYZ, a group of Nissan, Datsun, and NISMO owners and enthusiasts.
From May 15th – 19th of this year, the ZDAYZ organization gathered at the Fontana Village Resort in western North Carolina. Team trivia, poker run, racing competitions, and other activities fill the schedule from morning until night during this extravaganza. Each year, this group has seen its number of attendees grow exponentially (650 is the unofficial count for 2014).
The NISMO (Nissan Motorsport) is a division of Nissan focused on performance, and it relishes the responsibility to add various enhancements on models that make them, well, a bit more than you see in the showroom.
Nissan brought the much-lauded 370Z NISMO for a surprise global debut at ZDAYZ. Based on the Datsun 270 from the 1970s, this new model hopes to mirror the success of its benefactor by building its own iconic status. We want you to keep in mind, however, that the 370Z is much more aesthetically and technologically updated – though it still employs the 270’s front engine and rear wheel configuration. On the interior, consumers will enjoy custom black and red Recaro racing seats exclusive to this model and a tech package that rivals any sports car on the market.
This new 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO comes in four colors and will hit showroom floors in the United Stated by July.
370Z NISMO Power Specs
276 lb-ft of torque
Make sure you stop down at Leith Nissan in Cary for any further questions regarding the 370Z NISMO or any of Nissan’s other great models.