Z enthusiasts get first look at newest high-performance offering

Last week, at the annual ZDAYZ event (held this year in North Carolina), Nissan trotted out a special treat for attendees.

Making its global debut was the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO, complete with all the go-fast goodies of previous NISMO Z cars, but with some slight improvements.

The high-performance Z receives an exterior refresh, new wheels, and a refreshed interior. For the first time, a seven-speed automatic transmission will also be available alongside the six-speed manual with SyncroRev Match. To top it off, Nissan will offer a new NISMO Tech package as an option which adds a hard drive-based navigation system with 7-inch display, RearView Monitor, Bose Audio System, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Everything under the hood remains the same, however, as the 3.7-litre V6 engine continues to crank out a fairly potent 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque.

Availability and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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Mark Stevenson is a former IT professional turned freelance automotive writer and news editor for Autos.ca. He's a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and former member of the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Mark spends an inordinate amount of time on motorcycles and resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with his two dogs - Nismo and Maloo. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.