Nissan attending Barbican Turbo 2010 in Abu Dhabi

The Nissan ‘Z’ sports car needs little introduction. Nissan’s iconic sporty coupe lives in the sweet spot of performance, style and value, a position that Nissan invented with the original Z back in 1970.

The Nissan Z has also become synonymous with the tuning market the world over thanks to a readily available supply of aftermarket parts and the car’s high profile on a number of video driving games offered across a range of popular gaming platforms.

In partnership with this year’s ‘Barbican Turbo’ show at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, 7/8/9th October, Nissan Middle East will feature its own factory approved ‘NISMO’ tuning parts for the latest 370Z sports car.

Established in 1984, NISMO – or Nissan Motorsports International – is the company’s wholly-owned racing division dedicated to the design and development of Nissan race and rally cars for entry into many domestic and international race series around the world. NISMO is the performance brand of Nissan known throughout the world in providing extreme performance Nissan parts and vehicles to customers with products derived from state-of-the-art technology and know-how cultivated through motorsports activity. Now, these NISMO accessories are made available for 370Z customers under the convenience of Nissan’s regular warranty.

The Nissan 370Z Coupe can be equipped with a selection of NISMO parts which have been carefully developed to offer the same durability, quality, fit and finish to comply with Nissan’s quality standards. The parts can be ordered and professionally fitted by Nissan dealers.

The selection of NISMO body parts not only make the 370Z Coupe look more aggressive, they have also been wind tunnel tested to improve aerodynamic flow over the car’s body and increase down force to enhance handling at high speed.

The complete NISMO ‘Aero kit’ for the 370Z Coupe includes a front chin spoiler, side sill protector, rear deck lid spoiler and rear bumper under protector.

Even sportier handling can assured by ordering the NISMO ‘S-tune’ sports suspension system which includes a specially developed spring and shock absorber package and new front and rear anti-roll bars. When fitted, the NISMO ‘S-tune’ kit reduces the overall height of the 370Z Coupe by 10mm with dynamic improvements, resulting in a more neutral and balanced handling vehicle.

For a sportier exhaust note, increased horsepower and a great look, the NISMO sports tuned exhaust system features larger diameter exhaust pipes for higher exhaust gas flow while still complying with international standards on noise levels.

Finally, the full NISMO look can be completed with special forged aluminium alloy 5 spoke 19-inch ‘Rays’ brand wheels which by being significantly lighter than the standard wheel offer improved braking response due to their reduced mass.

“We are excited to be partnering with this year’s Barbican Turbo event as we believe it’s the right platform to showcase our official NISMO accessory parts for the iconic new 370Z sports car” commented Yuta Yamazaki, Manager in the Nissan Middle East marketing department. “We hope to talk to many Nissan Z fans during the show and get their feedback on this initial range of parts we are offering for the first time in the region” he concluded.

As part of the pre-publicity build up for the event, Barbican Turbo will stage a travelling road show in Dubai featuring a selection of sporty Nissan models which will stop at the JBR Walk area in Dubai Marina on 23/24/25th September and 30th September/1st/2nd October. The three day event itself commences at ADNEC from 7th through 9th October.

Completing the Nissan flavour at Barbican Turbo, fans of the sport of drifting can also check out demonstrations by ‘Team Orange’ from Japan who compete in the D1 Grand Prix series using versions of the legendary Nissan GT-R supercar.

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