Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z

After a few pictures of the celebratory BRE 370Z , we were able to receive a few details on the 370Z as the old BRE members got together for a reunion-type weekend. The guest of honor at this revelry; a model built to commemorate the arrival of the first Datsun 240Z on the US market 40 years ago.

The BRE 370Z is painted in the now famous red, white, and blue BRE paint scheme designed by Peter Brock. Brock and driver, John Morton, were part of the celebration weekend at Road Atlanta that lead to a few trial runs of the BRE 370Z.

“To be able to gather with many of my old BRE crew members at Road Atlanta was truly a special occasion,” said Brock. ”It was fantastic to see so many BRE tribute cars and to have so many fans join us for the celebration was very gratifying.”

Peter Brock was very excited to be able to get behind the wheel of the BRE 370Z, but hopes to be able to drive it "as it should be driven," adding that the 370Z has "strong, sculpted shapes" that allowed him to display a bold color scheme.

The BRE 370Z, however, is not just a show car, it’s first and foremost built for the track. As is appropriate to commemorate the championship car, it was built to current SCCA T2 racecar regulations and will see track duty later this year.

Press release after the jump.

As previously announced, Nissan and Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) will unveil a special edition 370Z in order to celebrate the 40 years since the Z came out as the Datsun 240Z that was sold in Japan. The Datsun Datsun 240Z (known as the Fairlady Z) came out in the U.S. later that same year and then Nissan unveiled what we know as theNissan 370Z in 1970. Forty years later, the anniversary car was born and it made its debut on April 29, 2010 at a special BRE Reunion dinner at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta. Nissan is still holding out on us with the details of this elusive vehicle, but we do have the first images of the finished car to hold us over until the main course of the specifications follow.

The BRE 370Z was built to current SCCA T2 racecar regulations and will see track duty later this year.

That Shell Helix commercial that’s been making the rounds in YouTube has made quite an impression on a lot of people. An impression, not because the Helix is such a revolutionary product, but because the commercial featured a life-sized, clea,r and working acrylic-made Nissan 370Z .

If you thought the whole idea was out-of-the-box, it was. As a matter of fact, it was so far out-of-the-box it actually deserved it’s own three-minute video on how the commercial was made, including the acrylic Nissan 370Z. Check it out and see how the brilliance of advertising works when creative minds come together.

Source: Paul Tan

We don’t exactly know which one’s more impressive: that crystal Nissan 370Z or the fact that Shell, together with ad agency JWT and director Ivan Bird, could make a commercial as cool as this. We can’t decide on the matter so, we’re just going to have to settle for the fact that both are equally impressive.

By using a high-grade Perspex acrylic that created a pretty accurate working replica of the 370Z, Shell was able to demonstrate how the Shell Helix works through the car’s engine and how it coats the pistons, crank, and some of its other parts. Looking at it more intently, you’ll probably notice that the only thing that wasn’t ’crystalized’ in the 370Z are the tires and the spark plugs, which makes the whole commercial a sight to behold.

Check it out and, if you’re not impressed with how JWT was able to create this ad, then there’s clearly something wrong with you.

Source: YouTube

We love when a car hits a major anniversary because usually that means a special edition is looming. The Nissan 370Z is hitting its 40th anniversary and Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) and Nissan have come together to build a specially designed Nismo 370Z Coupe . This special model will be unveiled on April 29 at a special BRE Reunion dinner at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta. It will be joined by a 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z and a large collection of the famous BRE racecars.

"To be able to gather with many of my old BRE crew members at Road Atlanta this year is a truly special occasion," said Brock. "There will be so many race fans of that era who will join us to celebrate, as well as modern vintage teams which will be bringing their own tribute BRE racers to compete on this fabulous circuit."

The BRE 370Z was built to current SCCA T2 racecar regulations and will see track duty later this year.

We wonder if Nissan and BRE thought about offering the 40th anniversary in ruby red? After all, that is the appropriate gift for a partnership of 40 years.

Press release after the jump.

We like the new Nissan 370Z exactly as it is, but Senner Tuning believed it might look better with a pair of LSD doors.

A pair of LSD doors is priced at 1649 Euro (2210 USD) and come equipped with the new GRS (Guided Roller System) which provides even more safety and precision when opening and closing the doors due to its adjustable roller guide.

Press release after the jump.

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Japanese sports cars have always been a favorite of mine; they have great lines and styling, are easy on the wallet when it comes to the gas pump, and when tuned properly can move very fast with great maneuverability. Recently we reviewed the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster with the optional touring package and, in all honesty, the car was a blast to drive. It handled well and had a great power plant with great looks to match, but now I am delighted to be in the presence of a different version of the 370Z. This version, one that is more aggressive and powerful, can only be found in the 2010 370Z Nismo edition. This car reminds me that the era of the Japanese sports cars that I favored did not go away with the Supra, RX7 , and the rest of the big Japanese cars, but is alive and well. The best part is that Nissan is still true to the original Z car introduced to the market almost 40 years ago while providing a plethora of Z cars to match the needs, budgets, and stylings of most drivers.

In its standard versions the 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 engine from the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37 develops a total of 330 hp. Its good, but not impressive for a sports car like the 370Z. So Stillen comes with a Supercharger System that raises the power to an impressive 515 hp for both models.

The tuner designed a new cast aluminum intake manifold specifically for this system, featuring longer runners and a large plenum for the engine to draw air, complete with integrated air-to-water intercooler system, dramatically cooling the air charge from the Vortech V-3 Supercharger unit. The tuning steps include: an ECU based tuning device, larger 600cc injectors, and high output fuel pump.

Video and press release after the jump.

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In the world of import sport cars, or as some would call it sport compact cars, many enthusiasts can say that they have seen many models that would cater to their lifestyle come and go from various automakers. We have seen makes like the Toyota Supra come and evolve into a force not to be trifled with on and off the tracks. The same can be said for the earlier versions of the Mazda RX7 and the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. The problem with all of these Japanese powerhouses, who ran strong and were very popular in their prime, was that they started fading away leaving the sports compact consumer in wait for the next best thing.

Such was the case with the Nissan 300zx twin turbo. For the Nissan freaks, this car had it all: V6 twin turbocharged VG30 engine, limited slip differential, Bose sound system, big brakes, and styling that was true to the heritage of the original Z car. Then suddenly in 1996 Nissan announces that the 300ZX would not come back becoming yet another casualty of great Japanese sports cars we would never see again.

Check out the full review after the jump.

It’s true – at least for the most part - that just about every car you see being sold on a place like eBay has some kind of story to tell.
The story behind this Nissan 370Z Roadster is a doozy, even for our standards.

Here’s the deal: A well-off man bought this 370Z for a girl he was seriously attracted to and tried to ‘buy’ her affection through a spanking-new Nissan sports car. Problem is, the girl was neither swayed by the gift nor did her feelings for the said young buck change. So she did what any girl would do: she asked her pop to sell the car and that’s why it’s on eBay.

Heck of a story, isn’t it?

Continued after the jump

Source: eBay

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