The Nissan 370Z is a sports car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer in 2009. It was officially unveiled in 2008 at the Greater LA Auto Show. As the sixth iteration of the Z-car line, the Nissan 370Z replaced the 350Z. An update for the 2013 model year employed a number of new features to improve the 370Z, including the introduction of two new colors: Midnight Blue and Magma Red. This updated 370Z was sold starting June 2012.
The Nissan 370Z has an identity all its own but it has done good work in showing natural progression, retaining the feel of the Z-car line while at the same time introducing more modern styling that makes it even more striking than ever before. It’s not just more beautiful now but it’s also more useful. Be it the coupe or convertible, you’ll be turning heads either way.
Step inside and you’ll be treated to an array of features that will probably make you want to never get out of the 370Z. The mid-spec GT trim offers heated suede and leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-disc CD changer with controls on the wheel as standard. You have the option to add in a satellite navigation system but many feel that best value is represented by the GT trim on its own.
For its price, the 370Z is one of the fastest cars around. It can go from 0 to 60mph at just 5.4 seconds and 12.8 seconds from 0 to 100mph. These are statistics from a model with a seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission system. Go manual and you’ll be looking at faster times, most especially within the 0 to 30mph bracket. The 370Z is also fitted with a braking system that can keep up with its speed, requiring under 45m to go from 70 to 0mph.
Since the Nissan 370Z did so excellently charming everyone with its exterior, it’s only natural for expectations to be high when you open the door. Unfortunately, the result is a bit underwhelming. The quality’s still superb and the dashboard is laid out great, but there’s still room for displeasure even if you can’t find anything to complain out. There might not really be anything wrong inside other than the fact that it’s not as perfect as the outside.
You probably can’t see the 370Z as a hauler but it should be able to handle a decent amount of luggage given that it’s just got two seats (if you get the roadster). However, it’s less than stellar in that department, with boot space that is so small that some of your things will remain visible if you loaded it up. Why such a shallow boot? You can blame the suspension brace. Nissan somehow makes up for this by providing added storage space behind the rear seats but even that’s just not enough.
While the 370Z purrs just right, you may not be able to hear all its beautiful sounds over the noise that its tyres are making. Though how loud they can get depends on the surface you’re on, being on the motorway may get on your nerves.
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