- New 300PS Nissan 350Z to celebrate Gran Turismo collaboration
- Only 700 units available in Europe
- Two special colours
- Unique design of alloy wheel
- Deliveries begin in April
Nissan has developed a very special 300PS version of its
award-winning 350Z Coupe to celebrate its collaboration with Sony in
the forthcoming launch of the fourth edition of the PlayStation game
Gran Turismo. This special 350Z is a version developed to globally
promote the 35th anniversary of the launch of the first Z.
Only 700 units of the Nissan 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Edition will be
available in Europe and customer orders will begin in February across
Europe to coincide with the game's launch. Customer deliveries are
expected to begin in April.
Changes to the 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Edition are small but
significant, the most important being a power increase from 280PS to
300PS at 6400rpm. The power increase has been achieved by careful
redevelopment of the acclaimed 3.5-litre V6 engine.
The changes include reduced friction within the engine and
improved stiffness of the block. This, coupled with a revised air
cleaner for better breathing, has enabled the engine's red line to be
raised to 7,000 rpm (up from 6,600rpm), and has resulted in an extra
20PS over the standard 350Z. Maximum speed remains limited to 250km/h
(155 mph), but the 0-100km/h sprint has been cut to just 5.8 secs.
This new `HO' - high output - engine delivers not only more power,
but also quicker throttle response and even more driving excitement.
The rev-happy characteristics of the engine will satisfy those
drivers who love to exploit the full potency of the VQ35 engine -
much in the same way that they would when they play Gran Turismo at
The 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Edition promises to be highly visible,
too. It will be available in just two colours, metallic black or
premium sunshine yellow, and sits on unique five spoke 18 inch alloy
Nissan and Gran Turismo
Nissan's high performance models have been a feature in every one
of the previous Gran Turismo games, with models such as the Skyline
GT-R, R33, R32 and 350Z Coupe introducing many European enthusiasts
to Nissan's sports car heritage.
Sony identified the Nissan 350Z Coupe as one of the `hero' models
of Gran Turismo 4 and it will feature in marketing communications for
the game as part of the game's launch.
Since the launch of the first Gran Turismo game in 1997, there
have been three iterations of the game. Global sales have topped 37
million units. Gran Turismo 4 will feature over 700 different cars
from 80 different manufacturers and more than 50 racing circuits,
giving players the opportunity to learn racecraft and to challenge
for greater honours as their skills develop.
More than 100 Nissan vehicles will feature in Gran Turismo 4,
including the 350Z Roadster, Infiniti and Nismo branded car. Nine
versions of the 350Z will feature in the game, including the Gran
Turismo 4 edition. The game's designer Kazunori Yamauchi is a 350Z
fan, to the extent that he personally owns two.
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ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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