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2024 Nissan Z NISMO confirmed for Australia, priced from $94,000

Hot new variant limited to just 100 units for initial delivery run

Following the initial unveiling last week, Nissan Australia has now confirmed it will be launching the 2024 Nissan Z NISMO locally as part of the 2024 model year (MY24) lineup later this year.

Nissan says it will be offering just 100 examples of the new NISMO model during the initial delivery run, and buyers will be able to reserve their orders online for the first time. Online orders open on August 11 at 11am (AEST), with availability going on a first-come, first-serve basis.

However, the local arm says it will be reaching out to existing Z customers from today who are currently awaiting their order and offering them a chance to swap to the NISMO version. After that, general customers will be given the opportunity. Nissan says the reservation fee is fully refundable prior to signing a contract of sale. Nissan Australia managing director, Adam Paterson, said:

“We wanted to extend our thanks to those already awaiting their Z by offering them a chance to secure a Z NISMO, while still ensuring this special vehicle is made available to Z fans across the country. There are going to be even more very happy Z fans across Australia, and I can’t wait to see the Z NISMO join the Z Coupe and Z Proto on Australian roads.”

The Z NISMO will arrive as part of the MY24 update and brings in a boosted 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 309kW and 520Nm, up from 298kW and 475Nm in the standard model. It comes in automatic form only and features 19-inch RAYS alloy wheels, a NISMO bodykit, bigger front brakes, and a bespoke tune for the launch control and artificial sound enhancement systems.

As for the regular Z, no major changes are made for the MY24. It continues with either a six-speed manual or nine-speed auto, with a limited-slip diff for the rear-wheel drive system. An 8.0-inch touch-screen inside supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and there’s a 12.3-inch TFT digital gauge cluster for the driver.

Deliveries for the new model are scheduled to commence late in 2023 as mentioned, with prices starting from $75,800 for the Z Coupe, and from $94,000 for the new Z NISMO (excluding on-road costs). See below for the highlight standard kit for each:

2024 Nissan Z specifications:

  • 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 (298kW and 475Nm)
  • 6-speed manual transmission with rev control or 9-speed automatic with paddle shifters
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Launch control
  • Drive mode selector (auto only)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch TFT display with multiple modes
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Heated front seats with leather-accented seat trim
  • Active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rear camera
  • Intelligent cruise control
  • Predictive forward collision warning
  • Forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot warning & rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver attention alert

2024 Nissan Z NISMO specifications (adds or replaces):

  • Power increased to 309kW (+11kW) and 520Nm (+45Nm)
  • NISMO-tuned 9-speed automatic with paddle shifters
  • New NISMO styling – exterior and interior
  • Gloss black RAYSTM 19-inch wheels (0.5in wider front & rear & lighter)
  • Enhanced engine cooling
  • Bigger front brake rotors (+25mm)
  • NISMO aerodynamic enhancements
  • NISMO chassis, tyre and wheel enhancements
  • NISMO Sport+ driving mode
  • NISMO-tuned launch control
  • NISMO-tuned Active Sound Control
  • NISMO branded RECAROTM seats
  • Heated and powered front seats not available on Z NISMO

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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