A group of Nissan’s engineers have revealed their pet project: the gorgeous 2007 Nissan 350Z GT-S Concept, a tuned Saturday Special version of the popular Nissan 350Z sports coupe.
The souped-up vehicle was revealed to the crowd of enthusiasts during the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed that showed off so many gorgeous products (like, say, the new Caparo T1 supercar and the Maybach Exelero one-off model.)
Although the car sports significant increase in power output and substantial chassis modifications, it still remains quite a comfortable daily work horse that you can use to bring yourself from home to office and back.
First of all, the 2007 Nissan 350Z GT-S Concept features a radial flow supercharger kit from the Swiss Novidem company, that, when turned on manually from the car’s dashboard, increases engine’s maximum power output by more than 25 percent from 300 hp to 382 hp and revs up torque from 353 Nm to a much more impressive 425 Nm.
Hence, the car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (that’s a second better than the original version of the 350Z).
What’s the most interesting is that otherwise the engine left completely as it was, so there is a good chance that the tuned vehicle will not be overwhelmingly expensive if (and that’s still a very big “if”) put into production (whatever limited it may be.)
Again, it’s not yet known, if the tuned car will ever go into production, but it’s definitely worth the look.
According to some sources, the supercharger kit may be offered as an upgrade package that will set you back a couple of grands.
However, it is not yet clear, whether you would be able to install it at the nearest chop shop or would have to deliver the car to the nearest Nissan’s official service station. Probably, the latter if you don’t want to get the warranty void.
See also: 2007 Porsche Cayman