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2009 - 2010 Nissan 370Z

 

 

The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 

 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 

 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 
The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp
 

 
 


 

Nissan 370Z : 7 Speed with GT-R's dual-clutch

According to companyís design chief, Shiro Nakamura the 370Z will be more aggressive than the 350Z with more muscular panel surfaces.

The essential proportions of the Z remain intact, as does the curved roof and the distinctive vertical door handles. Most surprising is the news that the new Z-car sits on a wheelbase shorter than the 2650mm of the outgoing car, taking advantage of the fact that it remains a two-seater.

The new carís name, 370Z, signifies the enlargement of the V6 engineís capacity to 3.7 liters. In this form it produces 326bhp when installed in the US-market Infiniti G37 coupť, to which the Z is closely related. Thatís a useful improvement on the 309bhp of the current 350Z, and torque increases slightly from the 264lb ft of todayís car to 270lb ft at 5200rpm.

Most probably the car will come with a six-speed manual gearbox, as before, and the option of a seven-speed automatic with paddle-shift control.

The coupť will undoubtedly be followed by a roadster version, as before, but a potential new addition could be a diesel, once production of the V6 oil-burner that the company is developing comes on stream.

Even a diesel version is possible as Audi has successfully introduced TT TDI in Europe. Diesel version should help Nissan to compete with Audi. Sounds strange, but diesel engines can be found on almost all car types already. We don't have supercars yet that are powered by a diesel engine, but that is just a matter of timeÖ

The 370Z will be unveiled this November at the Los Angeles motor show and go on sale in the UK in the first half of 2009 as a 2010 model.

The lighter and more powerful Nissan 370Z coupe and roadster could take its first formal bows in January at the 2009 North American International Auto Show prior to going on sale in the fall of 2009.

That is not to say Nissan canít jump the gun and opt to unveil the new sports car this November at the 2008 L.A. auto show. Either way, the car is being designed as a formidable placeholder below the hot Nissan GT-R, while still leaving room for an affordable front-wheel-drive car positioned below the Z.

The big news, as evidenced by the name change from 350Z to 370Z, is the 3.7-liter V-6 that goes under the hood. The bigger engine, which produces 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque in the Infiniti G37, will power a new Z that is lighter than the one it replacesóa perfect recipe for fun. Icing on the cake is speculation it may borrow the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission from the GT-R.

ďBoth performance and design are much more sporty,Ē is how Shiro Nakamura, Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer, describes the 2010 370Z for us. The design of the second-generation roadster represents a ďsuper evolution,Ē the design chief says in a recent interview. The expectation is that the new Z is wider and shorter.

While the original Z rode on Nissanís FM (for front midship) platform, the 2010 370Z rides on the new E platform that encompasses former FM vehicles as well as some international vehicles on the FR-L architecture, which denotes ďFront-engine, Rear-drive, and LargeĒóall part of Nissanís platform consolidation efforts. The 370Z will share the E platform with much of the Infiniti lineup including the FX, EX, M, and G coupe and sedan.

Meanwhile, Nissan officials say they still are interested in a more entry-level, small, front-wheel-drive sports car for the brand, but not immediately. The automaker does not want to take the spotlight away from the launch of the new Z and is dealing with a full portfolio right now, says Larry Dominique, Nissan North America vice president in charge of product planning and strategy. But something that takes cues from the Nissan Urge conceptóit would compete with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Pontiac Solstice, and Saturn Skyóis expected in a few years.

Car and Driver

Is it real? Yes, itís a sixth-generation redesign, with two models for the taking, the Z and the Z Touring.

What they said: The Z-car is the ďgreatest performance value in the world,Ē said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager of the Nissan division. But the ďmost powerful Z everĒ hype was followed (all too closely) by, ďIn these trying times, we see a need to return to our roots,Ē with a pitch for the 34-mile-a-gallon, $9,990 Versa.

What they didnít say: A few words ó green, electric, hybrid and environment ó were unmentionables at the unveiling, although Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan, handled those in his morning keynote address. But performance talk was refreshing on the show floor; it almost seems that uttering ďsports carĒ and ďneed for speedĒ at the jolly green giant LA Auto Show is like shouting fire in a crowded theater. Which is actually appropriate, since the Z is just as hot.

What makes it tick? The lighter ó can you imagine? ó Z will have a new 3.7-liter V-6 that makes 332 horses, up 26 from the previous engine. Two transmissions were also introduced, the premiere of the SynchroRev Match manual gearbox, which adjusts engine speed to the speed of the next gear position for smooth shifts, and a seven-speed automatic.

How much, how soon? Starting at $29,930, with the coupe on sale in January and a roadster in the 2010 model year.

Howís it look? Blink, and you may not notice the change from generation five. But blink again and you may think sexy GT-R. Close your eyes entirely if you canít stand the sight of a good time ahead.
 

 

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