If you were biding your time to put an order in for a Nissan Z Nismo, you're already too late, with the brand's halo performance car selling out online in less than an hour.
Nissan Australia secured just 100 examples of the Z Nismo for 2023 – though it hasn't ruled out further production down the line – with the vehicles first offered to people already in the Z queue, with whatever was left then offered online on a first come, first serve basis.
By the time orders opened this morning, there were some 50 cars left, all of which were sold within the hour.
"The excitement surrounding the entire Z range has been fantastic, and it just goes to show there's still a real appetite for performance in Australia," says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson.
"The new Z Nismo reaches new performance heights for this incredibly iconic nameplate, and I'm excited for our customers to experience it for themselves."
The incoming Nismo will launch in Australia at the end of the year, bringing more power and performance across the Z board.
Listing at $94,000, around $18k more than the just repriced Z, the halo version gets a power boost of 11kW and 45Nm to a total 309kW and 520Nm.
It's auto-only, with a Nismo-tuned nine-speed with paddle shifters. There's also 19-inch RAYS alloys, which are wider and lighter than the wheels on the regular Z, and it wears bigger front brake rotors.
There's also Nismo aero and chassis enhancements, Nismo-tuned drive modes and launch control, and new Recaro front seats.