The New Nissan 370Z

I’m really excited about the new 370 Z car that is being produced and feel like Nissan has come full circle with this new Z. The new styling and major redesign of the chassis captures the references from every Z car, and glaringly so from the 240Z. But the new Z car has also capture its own unique styling that I can only describe as a contradictory “sharp-roundness” not found in any other vehicle except in the Nissan line-up (The New Maxima). The headlights and taillights sharply encase the roundness and flares of the wheel wells. The shortened rear of the car and sharper line of the rear hatch add to the meanness factor. But I can’t forget about the inverted fangs in the grill that surprisingly add to the lines and aggressive stance of the car. In short, the car screams “Drive me hard and you won’t be disappointed.”

But the new Z has a new chassis that raises the bar from the old 350Z. It is shortened almost 3″ shorter overall and has nearly a 4″ shorter wheel base not to mention a 1″ wider track. With all that taken out you would think it the car would be substantially lighter, unfortunately it isn’t. The 370Z is only 95 lbs lighter than the previous Z because of added safety features and increased chassis rigidity. But what does that mean to you? Better handling and a safer vehicle. I can’t argue with that and it is still a little lighter.

At this point, I would be sold. I like better handling cars not that the 350Z failed to deliver but it could have been better and the 350′s engine lacked a certain free-wheeling-rev-happy-horsepower infused certainty. Well, not any more. The 370, as the name implies, caries the higher displacement version of the VQ block found in the 350Z, infusing it with almost another 30 hp and red line that is bound to hit the moon at 7500 rpm… Sorry, I got a little teary eyed from all the excitement. …Bringing the total horsepower to 330.

“It’s faster, you say? It handles better, you say? It is safer, you say? It looks more like a Z car, you say? …but how much does it cost?” – Any of your nagging friends who you are telling about the car

Well that is the best part, it starts just under $30,000 and only $1,000 more than the 350Z base price. Is that tears of joy I see welling up in your eyes?

Oh, I almost for got to mention the interior is better. I guess Nissan decided cheap plastic just wasn’t going to cut it anymore for the Z. Good for them.

It is nice to see that Nissan has not forgotten to provide a product to the general populous that cannot afford the GT-R. I certainly can’t wait to drive one of these.

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#1 Josh Maxwell on 12.01.08 at 11:01 pm

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