Nissan unveiled the 2013 Juke Nismo and 2014 370Z Nismo at the Chicago Auto Show and they’re sexy slices of factory-tuned performance that you’re going to love.
The 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo gets a sporty new upgrade and an even more striking appearance. Gray accents combine with red stripes inside and out a new red tachometer that looks fantastic. It’ll pack 350 horsepower with a 3.7-liter V6 six-speed manual transmission. There are also plenty of performance enhancing options like an aerodynamic front fascia, rear spoiler and 19-inch wheels.
The 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo is the 370Z’s cuter cousin. It’s got a full body kit that gives it 37% greater downforce than the standard front and rear fascias, big 18″ wheels and a lowered suspension. There are also LED daytime running lights, contrasting side-view mirror covers and wider fender flares to complete the look.
When it comes to power, there’s a turbocharged direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 197 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This is nice increase from the 188 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque you’ll find in the stock version. You’ll also get your choice of either a six-speed manual transmission or CVT gearbox, and either all-wheel or front-wheel drive.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.