2013 Nissan 370Z facelift revealed [video]

Launches in June

Nissan has unveiled the 2013 370Z, ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

Modestly revised, the model has a new front bumper, LED daytime running lights and a restyled rear fascia with a red reflector. There's also two new color choices (Magma Red and Midnight Blue) and updated 18-inch alloy wheels. When equipped with the sport package, the model gains red brake calipers, "euro-tuned" shock absorbers and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the 3.7-liter V6 engine carries over with 332 hp (248 kW / 337 PS). It can be connected to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic.

The NISMO 370Z eschews the styling tweaks but adopts a high-performance braking system, 19-inch alloy wheels and an upgraded Bose audio system with two additional speakers.

It is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine which has been equipped with an optimized ECU and a sports exhaust system.  This enables the mill to produce 350 hp (261 kW / 355 PS) and 276 lb-ft (374 Nm) of torque.

The 2013 Nissan 370Z will go on sale in the United States this June.

Source: Nissan


If it's February in Chicago, it's time for one thing - sports cars. Bringing a taste of hot performance to the Windy City winter, Nissan today debuted the revised 2013 Nissan 370Z on the floor of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The new Z®, which is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide next June, features a number of enhancements designed to keep the legendary sports car fresh and exciting. For 2013, the Nissan 370Z will once again be available in Coupe, Roadster and NISMO Z configurations.

The updates for the new model year include:

  • Refreshed front fascia with vertical LED daytime running lights
  • Red reflector added to rear fascia (replaces previous black center cover)
  • Revised 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (Sport Package equipped models)
  • New 18-inch wheels for 370Z Coupe
  • Red-finished brake calipers (Sport Package equipped models)
  • Dark-finish fuel gauge trim
  • Euro-tuned shock absorbers (Sport Package equipped models)
  • And two new exterior colors - Magma Red and Midnight Blue
The NISMO 370Z also adds a new Bose® Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, premium gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. The NISMO 370Z does not adopt the new front fascia/rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or Midnight Blue exterior color.

"Since the original 1970 Z® was first introduced our goal has always been to keep the design moving forward. The changes for 2013, though subtle, go a long way in enhancing its dynamic appearance inside and out," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

As in 2012, the 2013 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring will each be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 370Z Roadster and 370Z Roadster Touring will be offered with the same engine but with the 6-speed manual offered only with the Touring model (the 7-speed automatic transmission is available with both).

The Nissan NISMO 370Z, a tuner-Z® enthusiast's dream, will once again cap off the lineup - offering racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. Its 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine is matched with an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control - creating 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque. Only one transmission is available, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match®, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.

Additional details on the 2013 Nissan 370Z will be available closer to the June on-sale date.

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Comments (10)

Though the 370 Series-II fascia looks more feminine, it has managed to retain its unique zen-like stance. What does it mean? Sporty yet conservative.
Feb 9th, 2012 3:48pm
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Siawa Siawa
Add LED lights to a car and you have a face-lift.
Feb 8th, 2012 7:09pm
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
The DTRL`s and that black grille look a bit Renault-ish, future Alpine version?
Feb 8th, 2012 2:04pm
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Speedoholic Speedoholic
It looks good but I hate how they softened the front grill, the pre-facelift model looked much more aggressive.
Feb 8th, 2012 11:22am
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The engine is good but not torqy. needs more torque. Interior looks great and because all the lights are in orange it need an orange stetching for.the leather.
Feb 7th, 2012 11:31pm
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tbrodie tbrodie
For me, the answer here is to make it look like the previous model, the one without the origami bends and folds.
Feb 7th, 2012 10:39pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
It does look good, not great, but good. I can't wait to see comparisons between this and the subiyotas
Feb 7th, 2012 10:29pm
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dtrump dtrump
still somehow prefer the old clean 350 face, but this is way better than 1st the 370. Very nice indeed
Feb 7th, 2012 10:01pm
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soft curves, lost sharpness... I prefered the old face.
Feb 7th, 2012 9:50pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Still looks good! The new LED lights remind me of the 350Z reflectors.
Feb 7th, 2012 9:42pm
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