If looks could kill, this car can definitely take a bite out of you – and yeah, it’s got some power behind that bite too.
This car is the Project Zed dragste, a car powered by a Nissan 350Z and is created, owned, and driven by John Bradshaw. The car is currently headed to the FIA European Finals at the Santa Pod Raceway where it is set to unleash its fury on those lucky enough to witness it.
This car is more than just a menace on the hood – it’s got some massive power underneath it too. Then again, having a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces as much as 1,900 horsepower can be considered as a monster, right?
Despite the fact that its days are over as a production vehicle, the Nissan 350Z will remain a dream car in most sports car enthusiasts eyes. As warranties from the one time new car begin to expire and used car prices keep dropping, this is the perfect opportunity for one group of automotive consumers to take the rear wheel drive Nissan and turn it into something special, those individuals are tuners. The tuning house Senner is one such example, coming out with a new performance package that not only increases the engine’s output, but also the car’s appearance.
Senner produces more power thanks to a free flowing exhaust complete with titanium tailpipes and a stylish Carbon Airbox. These basic power parts are combined with a reprogrammed engine computer that optimizes the air and fuel maps to create the optimum mixture in the combustion chamber to make as much power as possible. The 350Z’s 3.5 Liter VQ35DE now delivers a maximum output of 338 HP, up form the standard car’s 300 HP rating.
On the outside Senner add new front grille and fender inserts, a new rear wing with an integrated brake light, Lambo style doors from LSD, chrome gas cap cover and 20 inch rims wrapped in Continental tires. The sports inspired ride is further improved by a 30 mm drop in ride height thanks to the new lowering springs while the chassis is strengthened with a strut tower brace. So if you are in the market for a fun to drive machine that is truly all your own, think about picking up a gently used sports car and thanks to the savings, the sky is the limit.
If you’re a true concept car aficionado, then you might have heard the name Lars Mårtensson pop up in a quite a number of conversations you’ve had with your peers. If you don’t know who he is, then allow us to give you a brief introduction. Mårtensson is a Swedish design professional who has made quite a name for himself for designing a number of different manufacturer’s concept cars into something straight out of his own creative imagination.
One of Mårtensson’s creations is the Datsun 240Z concept car, a car he rendered based on the original Datsun 240Z, one of the earliest and most successful Japanese cars to hit American shores back in the 70’s. Mårtensson’s decision to take a stab in creating a 240Z concept came as a response to reports that two Nissan cars, the 350Z and the 370Z, were created in the mold of the original 240Z.
Nissan will unveil the coupe version of the 2009 370Z at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but it seems the roadster version will solider on alone for at least one more year.
It is on sale now in three models, Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring – each equipped with a standard VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 306 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque and a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions.
Base pricing is as follows: 350Z Enthusiast $36,870 - $37,870, 350Z Touring $39,220 - $40,220, 350Z Grand Touring $41,570 - $42,570.
Nissan will unveil at the Paris Motor Show this autumn the revised Nissan 350Z. Instead of a regular 3.5 liter engine, the new model will be powered by the same 3.7 engine that is being used in the Infiniti G37. The new engine means a new name for the future sports car: 370Z.
Even if there is no info about how the power will increase, we are sure that there will be a big difference between the current 350Z and the future 370Z. The history tells it: starting with 130 hp for the first generation, up to 145 hp, 160hp, 222hp and 306 for the current 350Z.
Nissan today announced pricing on the 2008 Nissan 350Z lineup, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The 2008 350Z is available in Coupe and Roadster body styles and in an array of models - five for the Coupe (including the NISMO 350Z) and three for the Roadster. Again for 2008, the legendary Z(R) features a standard VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 306 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.
When it comes about fantasy, the human mind knows no limits. This is what helps us to create, and to predict how things will look like in the future. And when it comes about cars, this rules applies even more.
A Japanese magazine presented a few renderings of what is thought to be the highly anticipated 2009 Nissan 350Z. The current 350Z is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, but is believed to get a 3.7 liter engine in 2009 (this mean that the new sportscar Nissan will get the 370Z name).