The 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe comes in two trims, base and Touring, and one special edition trim: Nismo. The handling is crisp at turn-in, but then the Z resolutely plows the front end, forgoing any notion of an agile, tossable car. Over all the car handles amazingly. Most of the interior is padded, including the armrests, which is helpful for those passengers riding with a driver looking to get the most out of the performance of this little sportscar. Primary Use: Commuting to work. Most important, the steering is direct, linear, and beautifully weighted. The car was conceived by Nissan's North American design team in their free time, and the concept was introduced in a four state Road Show in July 1998 to various car media, dealers, and employees.
An in-mirror back-up camera display is available as a stand-alone option. The feature can be disabled to allow the driver to have full control, of course, but it's a handy feature that takes some of the potential for error out of high-performance driving. Cars were equipped with engines of 3498 cc 213. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Go ahead and splurge on the rearview camera and put expansions on your side mirrors. The Z's structure is rock solid, never yielding so much as a creak or groan, even when the road surface is an endless series of cracks and pits.
Though neither transmission is a shortcoming for sporty work, the six-speed manual wins out in our book for its high-tech gadgetry. The design, representing a modern vision of the 240Z, did not please the original 240Z designer , who compared it to the and. All was fine and dandy, even when it started to get cold, I slapped on some blizzak's. They have taken a few podium finishes with Unitech Racing who is also the other team to field a Z33, but effort was proved to be successful under the name of Geddings Racing scoring wins along with the other current Grand-Am entrant East Competition Promotorsport. In general the 370Z's interior is more sophisticated and refined than its predecessor's, while still adhering to familiar Z-car themes. All you need to know about this new Nissan 350Z is that when it comes to its price-and-performance quotient, it is a re-creation of the segment-busting Datsun 240Z that set the sports-car world on its ear in 1970. The 350Z employs a power-operated soft top, and wind buffeting is quite good, but with the top up, the experience is more claustrophobic and visibility is hampered.
It's not even an option and in most states you won't even get a donut unless it's required by law. Nissan 350Z a la carte options and packages include a tuned exhaust system, an upgraded sound system with six speakers, illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, lightweight wheels, a navigation system, a choice of satellite radio systems, and an Aerodynamics Package. . Zacharias and Michiel Schuitemaker of Schuitemaker Motorsports helped the car to make its début in the Series at the start of the 2003 season. The 350Z's 0-60 time is about 5.
The 2009 Nissan 350Z offers a variety of standard safety features while earning good crash-test scores. If you're serious about gas mileage, you probably aren't shopping for a 332-horsepower two-seat sports car--and conversely, if you're shopping for the 370Z, you're probably not too concerned with gas mileage. A seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an auto rev-matching feature is also available as an option. Stealing some of the focus away from the Z's excellent engine are its advanced transmission options: a standard 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed automatic. Two base trim lines and an optional sport package are available on both the 2012 370Z Coupe and Roadster. The engine note is menacing. Even in base form, the 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe is well equipped with automatic climate control, steering-wheel audio and cruise controls, keyless entry and start, xenon headlights and a 4-speaker audio system with auxiliary input.
If you've owned older Z cars, you will recognize the digital gas gauge among other features. Primary Use: Commuting to work Pros: Loonnggg torque band, pulls very hard. The Roadster also comes standard with a power-folding soft top that opens and closes in about 20 seconds. And the pedals are perfectly arrayed for heel-and-toe shifting. Although the 350Z's interior is not fabricated from lavish materials, the overall mix of plastic panels, molded in various shades and textures of dark gray, is tasteful. The coupe has a somewhat short-tailed look, though both versions share the same wide stance and low-slung, aggressively sport demeanor. I know a vette owner who prefers a well-tuned Z.
The 2009 Nissan 350Z comes equipped with a 3. This is a great car to commute to work if the drive is not that long, or as a second car. Archived from on October 28, 2006. If you're serious about gas mileage, you probably aren't shopping for a 332-horsepower two-seat sports car--and conversely, if you're shopping for the 370Z, you're probably not too concerned with gas mileage. Lust, Then Love: The Story of the New Z. A navigation system, a choice of satellite radio systems, and an Aerodynamics Package are optional, while 18-inch wheels and tires are standard, as is a speed-sensitive power steering system.
The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. It looks special, it feels special and it drives like a boss. Two Z33s competed in the non-Japanese domestic D1 Grand Prix spin-off series, D1 Great Britain. Interior design has brushed aluminium accents. Though the Z car may have become bigger with each generation until the 350Z, the 370Z actually reverses that trend.
The 2009 Nissan 350Z provides quite a bit of headroom and legroom even for tall passengers. The car rides on rails and in the rain it is tail happy when you truly hit the gas. Its a head turner for all ages. The brakes are firm, proportional, and easy to feather on and off. The Enthusiast model is now the base model and has bi-xenon headlamps, automatic climate control, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a limited-slip rear differential, and power seats.