A track-focused version of the 370Z will be on display at this year’s SEMA Show, featuring a wide range of OEM, aftermarket and bespoke fabricated parts that might, at some point, be available in Nissan dealerships.
Work on this show car is said to be ongoing, as the final product could end up being significantly different months from now, as parts are continuously developed.
Originally, this car was a 2012 370Z NISMO powered by a 350 HP 3.7-liter VQ37VHR engine. Together, Nissan Motorsports and MA Motorsports swapped that unit for a factory 3.0-liter VR30DDTT twin-turbo V6, rated at 400 HP. However, they kept the Z’s 6-speed manual gearbox was kept – quite a challenge, since this particular twin turbo V6 has never been coupled to a manual transmission.
Other drivetrain mods include the AMS Performance Cold Air Intake kit, Z1 Motorsports blow-off valves, upgraded braking system, KW Variant 3 coil-over shock kit and Eibach rear springs. Topping those off are the NISMO-braded RAYS alloys, measuring 18×10.5-inches.
Depending on customer interest, Nissan Motorsports may offer a “builder’s kit” consisting of hard parts and electrical components to assist customers with building their own track-focused Z car.
Both the exterior and interior of the Project Clubsport 23 feature a very sporty appearance.
Inside, there are new Sparco QRT-R competition seats, Sparco 6-spoint competition harnesses and a Sparco R383 steering wheel with a Bell Works Rapfix hub. Also available is a cabin and engine bay fire suppression system and a custom welded-in roll cage. As for the custom upholstery, it is stitched in a diamond pattern by MA Motorsports and was meant to remind people of the diamond pattern vinyl used in the original 240Z.
Last, but not least, is the body of the car, which now features a Gloss Burnt Orange wrap, an APR honeycomb carbon fiber splitter, a modded rear bumper for better air flow/cooling, JDM rear fog light, Selbon TS-style carbon fiber hood with Aerocatch hood pins and NISMO carbon fiber mirror covers and pillar garnishes.