Nissan is set to honor the legacy of the victorious 240Z at the 2023 SEMA aftermarket show. Their latest creation, the Nissan Safari Rally Z Tribute, is a unique concept produced by Tommy Pike Customs from South Carolina, known for their work on last year’s Datsun Sunny Truck at SEMA.
The modifications include a specialized suspension with components from Nismo and KW, boosting the ride height by 2.0 inches to accommodate prototype 17-inch Nismo Safari wheels and robust Yokohama Geolandar M/T (G003) tires. Additional features such as underbody protection, Nismo Off Road lighting, and interior enhancements like a custom roll bar, Recaro Pole Position bucket seats, and distinctive trim contribute to the overall design.
The power of the Z’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 has been amplified beyond its standard 400-hp rating by the experts at Illinois’ AMS Performance, although the specific increase wasn’t disclosed.
At the upcoming SEMA show, Nissan plans to present the Safari Rally Z Tribute, alongside a faithful reproduction of their victorious 240Z from the 1971 East African Safari Rally. Although the automaker has yet to confirm any future Z models, fans can anticipate the grand reveal at the Las Vegas event taking place between October 31 and November 3.