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 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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