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2009 Nissan Fairlady Z

2009 Nissan Fairlady Z
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If it looks like a 370Z and it sounds like a 370Z, then it must be a 370Z. In Japan, Nissan has used historically the Fairlady name on its sports cars, including the entire line on Z cars. So, its the same car as the U.S., it just has the steering wheel on the other side. Just like in the U.S. this marks the 40th anniversary of the Z car.

2009 Nissan Fairlady Z
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The new Fairlady Z’s enhanced performance characteristics are a result of its shorter wheelbase, reduced weight and the adoption of the larger, more powerful VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6 engine. It also offers the world’s first 6-speed manual transmission with synchronized rev control or a newly developed 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. The combination of more horsepower, new transmissions and a refined suspension helps the Fairlady Z deliver the superior acceleration, cornering and stopping capabilities expected of a true world-class sports car.

2009 Nissan Fairlady Z
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The VQ37VHR engine delivers 332 hp at at 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 270 lbs-ft at 5200 rpm. Combining power with ease of driving, this remarkable engine accelerates effortlessly and smoothly all the way to the high-speed range.

For those of you who live in USA, check the article about the 370Z.

Press release after the jump.

 

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But, that’s not the latest news either. Just six months or so ago, fuel was added to the fire when Car Advice reported the next Z-Car would be a crossover, and it was backed up thanks to the Gripz concept that we saw in 2015. And, the trail goes cold yet again, with 2018 bringing us the “Heritage Edition” that will be previewed at the New York Auto Show.

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Vintage Datsun Fairlady Travels 30k Miles to Help Owner Rediscover Life

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Vintage Datsun Fairlady Roadster Travels 30,000+Miles, Helps Owner to Recharge His Life
by 日産自動車株式会社

We cover a lot of automotive-related material here at TopSpeed. From the latest and greatest vehicles with promises of fast quarter-mile times, insane 0-to-60 sprints, and the occasional gravel-shredding off-roader, it’s all about the newest and fastest.

But sometimes, you just have to slow down and enjoy the drive — to bask in every last mile of a pure driving experience in a pure sports car. That’s exactly what one man set out to do.

Scott Fisher and his beloved 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster are on a meandering mission to travel the United States in a clockwise fashion, while soaking in the experience on the timeless journey. No schedules needed.

Fisher started his epic journey last spring from his home in Las Vegas after selling his manufacturing business that he ran for 16 long years. It has since taken him over 30,000 miles through the American heartland, rolling over local highways and byways, while avoiding major routes and interstates “like the plague.” And it was all done in his beautiful ’67 Fairlady.

“I knew I needed to kinda’ get out, and unwind, and get my mojo back,” the 45-year-old man says. His journey has taken him north through the Pacific Northwest and over through the flyover states. Fisher’s goal was to stay up north during the summer months to avoid the extreme heat and sun exposure. “[It’s] allowed me to keep the top down, maybe 80 percent of the time.”

Click past the jump to keep reading about Scott’s amazing travels

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Turn 10 Studios Drops a New IGN Pack for Forza 5

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Made up of 10 very diverse models, the IGN Car Pack features a wide variety of rides ranging from old supercars like the 1957 Ferrari 250 California, the 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello and the Lamborghini Reventon, to present-day makes like the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500, and the 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG), and old-school classics like the 1977 Ford Escort RS1800, the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409, the 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432, and the 1984 Peugeot 205 T16.

There’s a lot to like about the list, although we would’ve liked to seen a bigger list than the one the IGN Car Pack has. If anything, Turn 10 Studios needs to get its game up to another level because its nemesis, Gran Turismo 6, is doing it these days in spades.

Click past the jump to read about, in our opinion, the best car of the pack, the Lamborghini Reventon

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1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 for sale

1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 for sale

A classic Nissan Fairlady is a dream car for any car enthusiast out there and, although most do not see owning one of these rarities in their near future, Bingo Sports actually has one on sale with just 7,462 miles on the odometer. Pretty nice, huh? The 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 is available for sale at 880 million yen.

Nissan unveiled the first generation Fairlady Z in 1969. Known as the S60, it was powered by a 2.0 liter straight-6 engine producing a total of 150 HP. The more powerful version, the Z432 was limited to only 420 units. The 432 referred to 4 valves per cylinder, 3 carburetors, and 2 cams.

The Z432 is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-six S20 engine that delivers a total of 160-HP and 177Nm of torque as the Skyline GT-R . The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The vehicle has been fully restored, both inside and out, and kept in museum conditions. It gets Magnesium wheels and a unique exhaust system with dual vertical tail pipes.

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2009 Nissan Fairlady Z

2009 Nissan Fairlady Z

If it looks like a 370Z and it sounds like a 370Z, then it must be a 370Z. In Japan, Nissan has used historically the Fairlady name on its sports cars, including the entire line on Z cars. So, its the same car as the U.S., it just has the steering wheel on the other side. Just like in the U.S. this marks the 40th anniversary of the Z car.

The new Fairlady Z’s enhanced performance characteristics are a result of its shorter wheelbase, reduced weight and the adoption of the larger, more powerful VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6 engine. It also offers the world’s first 6-speed manual transmission with synchronized rev control or a newly developed 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. The combination of more horsepower, new transmissions and a refined suspension helps the Fairlady Z deliver the superior acceleration, cornering and stopping capabilities expected of a true world-class sports car.

The VQ37VHR engine delivers 332 hp at at 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 270 lbs-ft at 5200 rpm. Combining power with ease of driving, this remarkable engine accelerates effortlessly and smoothly all the way to the high-speed range.

For those of you who live in USA, check the article about the 370Z.

Press release after the jump.

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2007 Nissan Fairlady Z

2007 Nissan Fairlady Z

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today launched nationwide sales of a new, revised Fairlady Z with a more powerful, next-generation engine, refined hood and new exterior and interior color availability.
Leading the changes to the new Fairlady Z is Nissan’s new VQ35HR engine with nearly 80% of major parts redesigned, providing improved acceleration and overall power for enhanced driving pleasure.
The exterior styling continues the Fairlady Z heritage, with the new hood design closely resembling that (...)

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