Nissan’s ‘Z-car’ has been a dominant force in sports coupes for more than four decades. The latest Nissan 370Z coupe traces its roots to the legendary 240Z that took the world by storm with its exceptional looks and powerful performance. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that the basic formula defining the ‘Z’ has stayed the same – now with a remarkable 328PS 3.7L V6 engine and a host of technical advances.
It's a look that's been more than 40 years in the making. The long, low bonnet and swept-back rear hatch of the Nissan 370Z coupe make for a profile that’s simply unmistakable. Combined with its unique driver-focused dashboard and emblematic Nissan ‘Z’ logo, you know this is no ordinary sports car. With a sculpted shape that’s lower, wider and more stylish than ever, the Nissan 370Z sports car is a stunningly contemporary take on the legendary long-bonnet ‘Z’ look.
The 3.7 litre V6 in the 370Z coupe develops 328PS and 363Nm of torque. Normally aspirated rather than turbocharged, it offers beefy low-range and mid-range acceleration, with a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds. That’s pure exhilaration – in any language. The 370Z sports car features the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) with Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL). This advanced technology gives variable valve timing and lift, meaning quicker responses and a broader torque curve, while optimising fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
A great sports car shouldn’t just exhilarate, it should inspire confidence. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on the Nissan 370Z continuously monitors the speed of each wheel, steering angle, yaw, lateral g-forces and even braking pressure. It compares the data to the vehicle path and if it senses the onset of understeer or oversteer, it brakes individual wheels and reduces engine power, to help keep you on course. Balance doesn’t just apply to cornering. Bringing the powerful Nissan 370Z coupe to a halt are its largest brakes ever: 355 mm ventilated front discs, with the gripping power of four-pot calipers. A lightweight double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link independent rear keep the wheels vertical for maximum contact with the road – and maximum thrills through the corners.