7. Nissan 370Z NISMO $43,020
Nissan’s Motorsports division, NISMO got their hands on the already impressive 370Z and made it even more spirited. While the NISMO Z weighs a bit more than the normal Z (including the convertible) it also packs in 18-hp and 6 lb-ft of torque. While extra power does help, the NISMO Z also gets a tuned suspension setup with increased spring, dampening and stabilizer rates, in order to help out when the track gets busy. The NISMO also gets vented sport brakes with more durable hoses and special fluids. Finally, to prove it’s worth to the enthusiasts, the NISMO is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, although for track novices a SynchroRev Match transmission is a good choice with its awesome automatic rev-matching.
The NISMO Z needs a bit more attention for more intense track use, especially in regards to cooling. To see more about the Nissan 370Z NISMO, read our review, which even has a video of its track performance.