One of the more exciting aspects of the current Nissan lineup is most certainly the 370Z. It's a fun-to-drive two-door sports car that makes great noises and returns an enjoyable driving experience.

If you want open-air motoring you can opt for the convertible version. If you want something a bit more aggressive, however, you can jump over to the NISMO dark side. Once there, you'll experience increased power, increased stiffness and rigidity, and an increased awareness of approaching the mythical enthusiast nirvana.

The Nissan 370Z NISMO is back for the 2014 model year, and it's arrived with a few minor tweaks inside and out to help keep it appealing in an ever-changing sports car marketplace.

The first thing fans of the tweaked Z car will notice is that the exterior now sports dark gray-colored lower fascias, side sills, side mirrors, and rear spoiler. Each of those pieces (minus the side sills) gets a NISMO-tastic red stripe to add a pop of color for the eyes.

Inside the cabin space, the upgrades are a little better since the 2014 370Z NISMO gets a brand new steering wheel complete with Alcantara accents to keep your finely honed race car driver hands comfortable. Additionally, the interior gets red accents and a unique NISMO tachometer.

Yes, the upgrades are minor but the result is that Nissan has made an already appealing car even better looking. The aggressive styling pairs quite nicely with the 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 VQ engine mounted under the hood. Add in the six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel-drive and you have a recipe to put a smile on any enthusiasts face.