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Nissan 370Z in details

26 September 2019

White Nissan 370Z sports car
Autoviva [CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Nissan released the 370Z in 2008, during the LA Auto Show. Known in its local car market as Fairlady Z Z34, the vehicle succeeds 350Z by becoming the sixth generation of the Z-line. As an official year of production, Nissan pointed out 2009.

370Z falls in the sports car category. It came as a liftback coupe and a roadster with two doors. Built on the FM platform, under the bonnet was laid a 3.7 l V6 engine, which could be paired with either a 7-speed Jatco automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Regarding its dimensions, the car has a length of 4,240 mm (166.9 in), a height of 1,320 mm (52.0 in), a width of 1,850 mm (72.8 in) and a wheelbase of 2,550 mm (100.4 in). The curb weight is approximately 1,466 kg (3,232 lb).

Although 370Z inherited the 350Z model, Nissan decided to give the model a complete makeover. Changes included a shorter wheelbase and length, elongated width and increased rear track, as well as decreased height. These changes led to a significant weight reduction.

A fresh innovation is the usage of aluminum as main construction material in the car’s subframe, engine cradle, door panels, hood, and hatch. New front suspension cradle, additional rear build-up on the automobile’s structure, an underbody V-shaped reinforcement, a refined rear body torsional and vertical bending rigidity are what part of the fresh technical features on the 370Z. Along with this, a carbon fiber composite radiator and reinforced rear fender areas were added.

Unlike its predecessor, the Japanese carmaker dropped out the Brembo brakes in favor for its own.

Red Nissan 370Z/Fairlady 370Z
MIKI Yoshihito from Sapporo City,Hokkaido., JAPAN [CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Since its official unveiling, 370Z has undergone few changes resulting in the appearance of few model variations.

The original 370Z was a coupe with three doors and two seats. It was in production from 2009 until 2012 and featured 2 modifications. The engine generated 328 hp. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h was in a matter of 5.3 seconds. The combined consumption of fuel was in between 10.4 (22.62 US mpg |27.16 UK mpg) and 10.6 l (22.19 US mpg | 26.65 UK mpg) per 100 km. Two types of transmissions were used – a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic.

In 2013, its facelift appeared and was in production until 2018. It included two modifications, with two doors and two seats. Under the bonnet, the cars harnessed the power of 328 hp. Here, the combined fuel economy was calculated to be in between 10.4 and 10.6 l (22.19 US mpg | 26.65 UK mpg) per 100 km. For acceleration, cars were able to jump from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 5.3 -5.6 seconds. The maximum weight of the modifications was calculated to be 1800 kg(3,968.32 lbs.), while the curb one was between 1421-1451 kg (3132.77 - 3,198.91 lbs.). The gearboxes implemented were again 6 spd manual and a 7 spd automatic.

The same year, another facelift appeared – this time as a roadster. Again, it featured two modifications and is still in production till this day. The maximum mass of the two 370Z roadsters was limited to 1885 kg (4,155.71 lbs.). The acceleration from zero to 100 took from 5.5 to 5.8 seconds. The calculated combined amount of consumed fuel varied – from 10.9 l (21.58 US mpg | 25.92 UK mpg) to 11.2 l (21 US mpg | 25.22 UK mpg) per every 100 kilometers.

Silver Nissan 370Z
MIKI Yoshihito from Sapporo City,Hokkaido., JAPAN [CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

The 370Z NISMO coupe was added to the portfolio in 2014. It has just one modification with two doors and two seats. The sporty version’s fuel consumption, by official data, is in the diapason of 10.5-10.6 liters per every 100 km (22.19 — 22.4 US mpg | 26.65 — 26.9 UK mpg). The racer needs 5.2 seconds to go from ground zero to 100 km per hour. Its curb weight depends on the trim level chosen and could be between 1421 and 1451 kg (3132.77 - 3,198.91 lbs.). On the other hand, the max. mass is 1800 kg (3,968.32 lbs.). The 344 hp aggregate is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The latest and most recent model of 370Z was officially unveiled in 2018. It includes two sport modifications, again with two doors and the same number of seats. The engine used to drive the vehicles generates 332 hp and is coupled with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic. The curb weight here is identical for both of the modifications – 1512 kg (3,333.39 lbs.).

All of the 370Z has a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Over the years, Nissan has launched few special editions of the 370Z: Fairlady Z Roadster, Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary, 370Z Yellow (2009), 370Z Nürburgring Edition, 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, 370Z Black Edition, BRE 370Z, Fairlady Z version NISMO, 2011 Model Year Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster, 370Z GT Edition.