Look. Look at that Nissan 370Z perversely orange and modded. It has been exchanged with a double turbo V6 that generates 400 horsepower. It has a manual. A manual! But instead of emotion or joy, this car only gives me a deep sense of sadness.
It's called Project Clubsport 23, built by Nissan Motorsports and MA Motorsports. They started finding a Nissan 370Z Nismo 2012 car and launched the 3.0-liter V6 dual-turbo VR30DDTT. And since the VR30DDTT had never been coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, MA Motorsports had to create a clutch disc, a cover and a steering wheel to connect to the Nismo GT LSD Pro-Carbon 2-way differential.
There's also a custom-made double exhaust system with high-mounted exhaust tips that look cool. The rest of the modifications include the next Nismo brake pads and the stainless steel brake lines, the Nismo suspension components and the Nismo cast aluminum alloy wheels. There are also Nismo body panels, carbon fiber splitter, modified rear bumper and a carbon fiber cover with deck pins.
If all that sounds too good to be true, it is because it is. The car is not for sale. At least not for now. Nissan created it for SEMA as a car project and said that,
Depending on the levels of interest, Nissan Motorsports can offer a "construction kit" consisting of hard parts and electrical components to help customers build their own ultimate Z-track car.
Why would not there be interest in this? This is the 370Z of the tuner's dreams! It looks amazing, it has a great sound engine and three pedals. Is is what Z fans have been waiting for, especially since the Nissan sports lineup has become obsolete lately. The GT-R is too expensive and the 370Z is oooooold newsman
It's great that they've turned the 370Z into this amazing thing, but do you know what would be bigger? If they did it for real and they sold it to the people. And to show it at SEMA, a trade fair that is not really open to the public, is only adding insults to injuries.
It's not just Infiniti. It is also Nissan: arm or shut up.