Nissan's all-new 370Z is still well over a week from its global debut at the LA Auto Show, but that hasn't stopped the automaker's in-house tuning company Nismo from prepping its own tuned version of the boldly-designed sportscar.
It's not entirely clear whether Nismo will be offering the 370Z S-Tune as a complete car or will simply supply owners with the parts required, but thanks to a leak of information and some scanned brochures, we now know exactly what the S-Tune moniker brings.
Available in two flavours, the S-Tune packages cover cosmetics (the Aero package) and performance (the, uh, Performance package). The Aero bundles together a lower bumper lip, an add-on nose extension piece, nifty-looking sideskirts, rear 'fender protectors' and a new rear wing design. Nismo says it improves downforce while also mitigating drag, and that it was extensively tested in a wind tunnel. We couldn't care less, really, for it looks totally boss (well, perhaps without that nose extension anyway).
The Performance package is the one to go for if you prefer 'go' over 'show'. There is a full stainless-steel dual exhaust system, Nismo S-Tune dampers and springs, grippy-compound S-Tune brake pads and a set of 370Z-specific Nismo LMZ5 forged alloy 19-inch rims. All of these mods should help unlock more power, more grip and better handling than the stock mechanicals, although given their fairly mild nature they should be compliant enough for street use.
Pricing for the Nismo parts has yet to be announced and distribution is likely to be limited to Japan (and maybe the United States), however we'll keep you posted on any new information as it comes in.