Local pricing for the Nissan 370Z Nismo has been announced this week ahead of an "early September arrival", with the racy coupe priced from $61,490 before on-road costs.
Serving as the new flagship of the 370Z range, the Nismo variant gets a more aggressive body kit, larger brakes, and revised suspension compared to the standard car, along with red highlights on the front lip, mirrors and rear diffuser.
The 370Z Nismo is a coupe-only affair, though is available with either a six-speed close-ratio manual or seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters ($63,990).
Full specifications will be confirmed closer to launch, though CarAdvice has learned that the 370Z Nismo should launch with a Nismo-tweaked engine tune, 19-inch Rays forged alloy wheels, and a red/ black Nismo interior, along with the choice of four colours - Diamond Black, Eau Rouge Red (pictured), Brilliant Silver and Shire White (pictured).
Nissan Australia is yet to confirm outputs for our market, but the version offered in the UK pumps out 253kW of power and 371Nm of torque - 8kW and 8Nm more than the standard car.
Meanwhile, the regular 370Z range has seen prices slashed to make room for the Nismo, with the entry-level manual coupe now starting at $49,990 before on-road costs - $6940 cheaper than before.
The roadster manual now kicks off at $60,990, representing a $4940 saving.
"The impending arrival of the Nissan 370Z NISMO allowed us to re-look at pricing across all variants," said Richard Emery, managing director for Nissan Australia.
"We hope this will drive sportscar buyers into Nissan showrooms, giving them more choice and offering significantly more value for money.”
For the month of June, Nissan sold 20 370Z vehicles, and year-to-date have shifted 161 units.
2018 Nissan 370Z pricing
Coupe 6MT - $49,990 (-$6940)
Coupe 7AT - $52,490 (-$7440)
Roadster 6MT - $60,990 (-$4940)
Roadster 7AT - $63,490 (-$5440)
Coupe 6MT - $61,490
Coupe 7AT - $63,990
All prices exclude on-road costs