Nissan 370Z NISMO Z-Challenge Spec Series Racer Revealed: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

With the growing popularity of the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ, it’s easy to forget that Nissan has its own rear-wheel drive sports car that also handles beautifully when pushed to the limits.

Packing 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque, the Z-Challenge Spec 370Z boasts a whole lot of modifications to make it the ultimate track-spec Z from the factory. The NISMO Z-Challenge Spec racer is designed to compete in a spec series out in Japan.

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Other modifications making it track ready include 19-inch NISMO VR G2 wheels wrapped with Advan Neova AD08 rubber. Brakes are borrowed from the Z’s bigger brother, the GT-R and come in a Brembo variety. A Nardi Classic 360 steering wheel makes controlling the vehicle comfortable, while driver sits comfortably in a Recaro race seat. Transmission upgrades include a NISMO Super Coppermix Twin clutch along with the Japanese automaker’s GT Pro Carbon limited slip differential. And of course, all fluids have been swapped out with high-performance oils from NISMO and Motul.

GALLERY: Nissan NISMO Z-Challenge Spec 370Z

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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