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Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z

Here in the U.S. we know it as the Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition , however in Europe the celebratory Z34 will be sold as the 370Z Black Edition. Quite appropriately, only 370 examples of the special edition Nissan 370Z coupe will make their way to the European shores and prices in the U.K. will start at £33,645 for a manually shifted version and go up to £35,045 for an automatic equipped Z car.

On the outside, the 370Z Black Edition is distinguished by its obligatory black paint scheme, a set of dark gray forged aluminum RAYS wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter housing a set of red brake calipers and bespoke 40th Anniversary emblems on the back bumper.

The interior upgrades consist of red leather buckets with embossed 40th Anniversary logos, red inserts in the door panels, leather wrapped steering wheel with red accent stitching, matching red stitching on the center stack and Nissan’s Connect Premium, a state of the art touch screen satellite navigation unit with integrated audio controls and USB connectivity for all of your MP3 playing needs.

Press release after the jump.


It has been less then a year since we saw the new Z33 replace the old 350Z Roadster with the 370Z Roadster, a lighter, shorter and more powerful version of the classic sports car. However as the top goes down the asking price goes up to $36,970 from the fixed roof version’s sub $30,000 starting point.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Just like the 370Z coupe, the rag top is powered by a 3.7 Liter DOHC V6 making 332 HP, up 26 HP from the old VQ35 engine thanks to the new Variable Valve Event and Lift control (VVEL) which manipulates the motor’s breathing too ensure optimum respiration and allows for the car’s redline to be raised by 1000 revs all the way up to 7500 RPM while returning an estimated fuel economy of 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The engine is mated to either a seven speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching or a close ratio six speed manual with throttle blipping SynchroRev Match for perfectly matched heel toe downshifting.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 370Z Roadster is being offered in two different trim levels, made up of the base 370Z Roadster and a Touring edition. The more luxurious version will be available with more upgrade packages consisting of the Sport Package that brings a set of 19 inch RAYS forged wheels wrapped in sticky Bridgestone Potenza tires, Nissan Sport Brakes, the SynchroRev Match feature on the 6 speed manual version and a Viscous Limited Slip Differential to ensure that the driver can get the tail out whenever desired. There will also be a Navigation Package that is based on a Hard Drive Nissan Navigation System as well as a 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and USB connectivity for all your MP3 playing needs at speed with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face.

Full details and more pics in the press release after the jump.


Unveiled back in 2009 with an even sharper Z shape, Nissan is already making minor improvements to the second year 370Z. Upgrading items like the Navigation Package contents, heated mirrors and in cabin micro filter to improve air quality as well as one new tantalizing color, Black Cherry, all starting at just $29,990.

Nissan 370Z Coupe

Compared to the old Z33 350Z’s four trim lineup (regular, Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring), the current generation Z34 will only be sold in base and Touring trims. Allowing owners a bit more creature comfort, the Japanese automaker will then allow new car buyers two option packages, Sport and Navigation. Powered by a VQ37VHR 3.7 Liter V6 with VVEL rated at 332 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed automatic with auto blipping Downshift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Contro. The combination is good for an estimated 18 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

Nissan 370Z Coupe

The exterior design revisions include sharpened boomerang HID light clusters as well as a revised front end and wider arches. Meanwhile the interior benefits from a few new upgraded materials while maintaining the classic trio of gauges on the dash. It would appear that Nissan only improved upon what we thought was pretty perfect.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

The Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge was first announced back on December 3, and the contest got underway last thursday on December 17th and will continue on into next year ending on January 25, 2010. Players can download the special demo directly to their PlayStation 3 video game consoles via the PlayStation Network and start logging laps at one of the U.S.’s most famous race tracks for the chance to attend the big race that will take place their next May.

Nissan GT Academy 2010

The Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge allows gamers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of both a showroom stock and tuner transformed Nissan 370Z and essentially compete in a virtual time attack battle on the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield road course layout. The player who can clock the quickest combined lap time for both time trials will win a VIP package to the brickyard so that they can witness the 2010 Indy 500 in person. Keeping things competitive on either side of the border, one winner chosen from the U.S. and the other from Canada. In addition to the two fastest entrants, five runner ups in the US and five from Canada will receive a voucher code so that they can get their own version of Gran Turismo for the PSP when it finally arrives in stores. If there was ever an excuse to play Gran Turismo for hours on end, this is it.

Source: Gran Turismo

The Japanese tuning firm Powerhouse Amuse has a long history creating unique Nissans. However as wild as their latest styling exercise with the Z34 might be, you will be able to park this one in your driveway at home. Based on the current Nissan 370Z , Powerhouse Amuse’s Vestito body kit wraps up the most recent Z car in a very interesting new skin, perhaps that is why the new aero package carries the same name as the Italian word for suit.

Amuse Z34 Vestito

The Vestito kit adds an equal mix of fun and function to the Nissan’s exterior by combining an oversized rear wing with a wide mouth front bumper complete with carbon fiber winglets on either side and then finishes the whole thing off with a set of BB LM-R rims. The new fascia makes the car look less menacing from the front, but as soon as you see the box spoiler approaching you know that this 370Z isn’t playing around, and the race car spec rolling stock only serve to elevate the 21st century Z car’s credibility as a high performance machine. Best of all, because Powerhouse Amuse knows that functional styling makes their parts look better and more desirable, the Japanese tuners are planning to take the suited up 370 out on the track for some high speed testing to ensure that the Vestito kit does more than just make the Nissan 370Z look good.

Source: Jonsibal

When it comes to tuning Nissan’s latest generation Z car, owners have more options to choose from then we can shake a stick at. As it comes from the factory the Nissan 370Z is a terrific automobile, but the lure of the aftermarket can be too much for some enthusiasts to resist and whether they are after performance, style or both; Advanced Performance Parts has what they are looking for. Starting out with a set of staggered 20 inch Lexor Oxigin rims housing a Stoptech High Performance brake kit with 6 piston calipers up front and KW coilover suspension all the way around, finishing off the upgrades is an MR Car Design performance exhaust system that ensures the 370Z ’s bark is as aggressive as its bite.


It’s hard to imagine that Nissan ’s Z-series has been around for 40 years. But what’s even more difficult to fathom is the fact that it actually came close to never materializing in the first place. It turns out, Yutaka “Mr. K” Katayama was the first one to broach the idea of the car back in 1969, and after a lengthy debate regarding the viability of the car, Nissan eventually relented and introduced the very first Z car: the Nissan Fairlady Z.

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

Now, 40 years later, Nissan’s Z car is one of the most revered car lines in Japanese auto history and to commemorate the monumental occasion, Nissan is releasing a limited edition 370Z , which will go on sale in the spring of 2010. The limited edition 40th Anniversary Z molded from a Touring version of the 370Z Coupe with a 322 HP 3.7 Liter VQ six cylinder engine and will arrive in showrooms wearing a $38,860 price tag. Aside from being distinguished by a celebratory premium "40th Quartz" exterior color and special red leather wrapped interior, high luster smoke wheels, red brake calipers and 40th Anniversary badges; the exclusivity of only 1000 models is sure to make it an instantaneous collectors item.

Press release after the jump.


The Japanese automaker Nissan has just announced pricing for the 2010 Nissan 370Z . Fortunately for Z fans Nissan is keeping true to their roots with an affordable sports car, next year’s asking price will remain under $30,000. The base model with a rev matching six speed transmission is priced at $29,990 and climbs to $31,460 for the seven speed automatic version. A drop top 370Z will set you back $34,660 if you shift it yourself, and $36,130 without a clutch. However the much coveted Nismo edition is priced at a lofty $39,190 and has no slush box option. Either way the 2010 Nissan 370Z Nissan 370Z is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 engine that sends a total of 332 HP to the rear wheels, although Nissan’s engineers have managed to squeeze 350 HP from the race bodied Nismo’s VQ37VHR making it even more desirable.

Press release after the jump.

Back in July the German aftermarket manufacturer Senner Tuning was still toying around with the previous Nissan Z car turning a drop top 350Z into a Lambo style door wearing tuner transformation. This time Senner has taken what they learned from the 350Z Thunder and gone in a much more subtle approach with the Nissan 370Z based Senner Whitelady Z.

Senner Whitelady Z

The new Z car obviously gets its name from its finish, but this is the kind of automobile that makes you look a little deeper to truly appreciate what the tuners have done. The paint is a white pearl blend and covers a very subtle carbon fiber aero kit that consists of a new front and rear aprons and an aggressive rear spoiler. The Whitelady sits on a set of Senner’s Barracuda Tzunamee wheels measuring 20 inches in diameter and are available in either Matt Black Polish or Racing White to go along with the car’s purity theme.

Senner Whitelady Z

The Whitelady Z is not just about looking pretty, thanks to the tuners at Senner they have coaxed a total of 352 HP out of the 3.7 Liter V6, that is a gain of 21 HP thanks to an Invidia high performance exhaust being fed spent gasses by a pair of free flowing catalytic converters. In order to make sure that the Whitelady can handle her composure when the road turns twisty the German spanner jockeys fitted a set of fully adjustable KW Coilovers that not only give the misses just the right stance, but also keep her feet on the ground. Senner has truly come a long way from their last Z inspired creation with this simple pearl sports car.


The Japanese automaker Nissan has been producing iconic sports machines under the Z car moniker for quite some time. Every singe example has been a spirited rear wheel drive sports car that set benchmarks for both style and performance from modern day vehicles. The all new Nissan 370Z is no different, powered by a 3.7 Liter VQ37HR V6 making 332 HP and shifted with a close ratio six speed syncro rev matching transmission. As it comes from the factory the two seat sports coupe from Nissan is practically perfect in every way.

Eibach has a simple handling solution for the Nissan 370Z

We say practically because with the help of the aftermarket, we know that everything can be improved upon. For instance it took a German suspension manufacturer to come up with just the right handling package for this classic Japanese sports car. Now Eibach is one of a select group of manufacturers that are able to build components for Formula One race cars, and they apply that technology to every product in their catalog, including the new 370Z .

Eibach has a simple handling solution for the Nissan 370Z

The kit consists of a very simple solution to stiffen the suspension and widen the Nissan 370Z ’s track to make the rear wheel drive sports car a bit more capable on the track. The more resilient Pro-Kit Performance Springs lower the Nissan’s center of gravity making it less likely to roll under hard cornering and the stiffer spring rates keep the rubber firmly planted to the road. The coils are coupled with a set of Pro-Spacer Wheel Spacers from Eibach. The disks are made from high tensile strength aluminum and push the Z car’s wheels even further towards the corners, giving the Nissan sport coupe a wider footprint and allows it to carry even more speed through the turns than before. This Eibach suspension kit for the Nissan 370Z is a simple well thought out solution to have a little more fun in the twisties.


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