Video: Yokohama’s Nissan Z-Adventure Hits The Trails

When Singer unveiled its Porsche ACS model, the off-road-ready sports car stirred up quite a lot of excitement in the industry. Unfortunately, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer was not happy with Singer’s creation, which led to Porsche filing a complaint citing an issue with the car’s branding.

Since then, Singer has removed its ACS model from the company’s official website, but in many ways, ACS was a pioneer and paved the way for other off-road capable sports cars. Now, Yokohama has revealed a rival for the All-terrain Competition Study, and it is evident that the tire manufacturer took a page out of Singer’s playbook.

The world-renowned tire brand built a hardcore off-road version of the Nissan 370Z. Yokohama’s creation is called the Nissan Z-Adventure, and the project received support from the automaker. Yokohama even tasked its engineers to help develop the off-road vehicle.

The car rides on 33-inch all-terrain Yokohama tires, which are wrapped around gold-finish alloys. The stock suspension system was been swapped in favor of a King Coilover setup, and the bodywork of the Nissan 370Z was also tweaked to accommodate all the modifications.

The car now sports a widebody design thanks to the bolt-on fenders, which house the chunky rubber. The front-end of the sporty off-roader is dominated by a giant skid plate, and the braking duties have been assigned to a Wilwood setup. The cabin of the Z-Adventure was also modified and features a roll cage while the stock seats have been replaced by bucket replacements.

Surprisingly, Yokohama did not make any modifications to the car’s powerplant, and the Z-Adventure continues to use its stock automatic gearbox. The Nissan 370Z will soon be replaced by the upcoming 400Z, and we can’t wait to find out what avatars the new car takes.

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Manish Kharinta

Manish Kharinta is a SoCal-based automotive & lifestyle journalist who currently writes for FutureCar, HotCars, TheRichest, TheTalko, CorvetteForum, Rennlist, TeamSpeed, and Speednik amongst several other websites.
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