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The much-anticipated Nissan Z has been around for about 18 months now and it's one of those cars that has mixed reviews, but we honestly can’t fault it. We like the looks, the size, the features, and of course, that proven and highly-tunable twin-turbocharged VR30DDTT, a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine generating 298 kW. Well, it did make that, it’s been given a bump to 309 kW, and along with that bump on power, there is a few very cool cosmetic upgrades that have just been previewed and are packaged as accessory packages. So far these available upgrades are limited to the Japanese market, but the actual components used to make up the kits should soon be available from dealerships worldwide. Well, worldwide minus South Africa. For some reason, the bean counters at Nissan have decided that the new Z will not be coming to South Africa. It would have been the perfect rival to the Toyota Supra, but with such a strong currency ( that’s sarcasm) the cars should be priced similarly. Instead, we get nothing, in-fact Nissan has no sports cars in sale in SA anymore which ai quite sad. Anyone wanting a modern rear-wheel drive Nissan that has boost will need to have the spooly bois added in an aftermarket environment. That’s not cool, and it forces willing buyers into the Toyota or BMW way of life. Seems like a missed opportunity, but what does a writer know about these things?  

The update to the Nissan Z and the available accessories have been released in the Japanese market, and things should filter into all other markets the car is available in over the coming months. The new trims are called the Fairlady Z NISMO and the Fairlady Z in their home country of Japan. There’s also the Nissan Genuine Accessory Package that when fitted will see the car resemble the Fairlady Z Customized Edition that was exhibited at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. These parts will be available at the end of October, and they could easily be shipped worldwide, well, besides to SA because why would someone want a kit here? It’ll look kak on an Almera - the only actual car available from Nissan SA in a new form. All versions of the new Z see the power increase to 309 kW, and the torque is at 520 Nm, which is the perfect setup to challenge most new cars in this league. The transmission shift response has been enhanced, along with the torsional rigidity and chassis and traction tuning, exclusive NISMO brakes and some new drive modes. We quite like the Fairlady Z Customized Edition as a package, it looks pretty damn good, and all the reviews of the car say it has the handling to match. We’ll likely never see a new one in SA officially, but we do have fingers and toes crossed that someone will bring at least one over in a private capacity so it can make us happy, and show local customers what cars Nissan thinks SA doesn’t want.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows us the new NISMO version of the new Nissan Z car, one of the most interesting-looking rear-wheel drive sports cars available right now. It has the looks and the power and the right pricing, it's just a pity it hasn't been confirmed for the SA market, click through to see what you're missing: The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo Brings More Power & Track Worthy Handling To The Fairlady Z | Redline Reviews

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