As part of the 2012 Chicago Motor Show, the Japanese at Nissan plan to release the refreshed version of their 370Z sports coupe. Before that though, us Internet people get a preview.
Add in some glossy photos taken on a location nobody has ever heard of and a few sketchy details on what the new car is to come up with an official unveiling.
Predictably, not a lot has changed about the 2013 Nissan 370Z and the main words in the publicity blurb are evolution and refinement. A whiff of the GT-R’s progress seems to have washed on to its smaller brother.
Under the bonnet of the 2013 Nissan 370Z you’ll find the same 3.7 liter V6 engine with either 332 horsepower for the regular version or 350 horsepower for the Nismo one.
Inside, very little has changed about the new Nissan 370Z but the Nismo version does now get a few extra speakers (as if it needed more) for its Bose stereo.
Variants of the 2013 370Z are pretty much the same as they were back when it was introduced. There’s still the Coupe, Cabriolet and Nismo choice on this front.
Actually, it’s simple to make a short list of the things that have changed here. We’re looking at new, almost obligatory LED daytime running lights and a simple, softer front end.
There’s a new set of alloy wheels to consider and the optional Sport pack now features something special for the U.S. market; the Euro-spec shock absorbers.
These make the 2013 Nissan 370Z easier to live with but still can’t exactly be defined as comfortable.