12 Feb 2018 - 2:24
Nissan 370Zki brings new meaning to ‘winter sports’
Doha: Nissan is getting into the winter sports spirit this month with a specially constructed, one-off 370Z Roadster “snowmobile.”
Dubbed the “370Zki” – pronounced “370-Ski” – the 332-horsepower 370Z Roadster is ready to tackle ski slopes and backwoods trails alike with its front skis and rear snow tracks replacing the iconic sports car’s usual high performance tires. The Nissan 370Zki makes its world debut this week at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
“The Nissan 370Zki continues our recent tradition of bringing imaginative winter vehicle concepts to the Chicago Auto Show. With the Nissan Z’s long heritage of motorsports competition, the 370Zki seemed like a natural combination,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.
“Prior to its debut here in Chicago, we put the 370Zki through its paces on the slopes in Wyoming where its performance heritage really came through.”
Transforming the factory stock 370Z Roadster to the snow track-carving 370Zki presented a few understandable obstacles.
By comparison, the cosmetic part of the conversion was relatively easy. The custom body wrap was created and applied by Icon Image Graphics and the headlights were tinted yellow to resemble ski goggles.
The Nissan 370Zki will be on public display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 10th through Feb. 19th at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Also on display will be a custom Nissan Armada Snow Patrol SUV.
For more information on the Nissan 370Zki and the complete lineup of 2018 Nissan vehicles, please visit www.NissanNews.com.