The Americans get their first shot at buying the 2011 Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition later this month with a price tag of $38,860. The Fairlady Z was expected to cost much more in the US when the commuter was first unveiled but Nissan has managed to keep the pricing affordable. What is more is that the Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be a limited edition model in the US will only 1,000 units available for purchase. Peculiar 40th Anniversary signatures on the exterior include, badges, high-luster smoke wheel finish and red brake calipers. On the inside the car features 40th Anniversary debossed seatback and floormat embroidery, red stitching on the centre stack and a commemorative premium satin car cover making the edition exclusive.
It was just a mere matter of time before the Nissan 370Z Coupe got its NISMO update like all the performance cars from the company that came ahead of it. While most of the tuning up has been done outside the hood and on the body of the car, the 3.7-litre V6 engine under the NISMO 307Z’s hood unleashes 350 hp at a torque of 5200 rpm; a step up from the 332 hp output of the same engine in the Coupe version.
With aerodynamics taking precedence the body structure is very tight and rigid and is shaped to give the best possible handling. With extended front nose, chin spoiler, special side sills, vertical door handles, rear spoiler and wide fenders and a profound aerodynamic wind at the back, you are most likely to either like or hate this one.
The interiors though are surely appealing with include a radio/CD audio system with four speakers, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and automatic climate control… Now, let’s wait for the unveiling and the price tag!
Still sporting the 3.7-litre naturally aspirated engine from the coupe that dishes out 332 hp, the latest couple of versions of the 370Z Roadster from Nissan are all about style, accessorizing and luxury rather than power under the hood. Available in Roadster and Touring Roadster versions, the first one will be available in late summer with a folding soft roof which operates either through a button at the centre console or buttons on the doors.
The Touring Roadster will have the folding roof and also heated and cooled leather seats for open-top driving in any weather, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, an 8-speaker Bose sound system and XM satellite radio as additional options. The Touring range will also come in a couple of trim packages depending on what you can spend and your choice of accessories and will be available in 7 different color options.
At this point it is the Touring version that seems to offer more value for money rather than just the plain Roadster. But we will have to wait for the prices to pass final judgment on that. [via DeviceMag]
Know what? When you have something you can’t afford the next best thing is to have a friend to buy it and give you a “lift”. But if that’s not an option either, it’s obvious that you’ll only get to see it on video and maybe on the streets. That’s the case with the new Nissan 370Z that we reviewed a few days ago. The car looks elegant and fast at the same time, with bold shapes and great performances from its 3.7-liter V6 engine that outputs nothing less than 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
But don’t let me change up your mind. Just take a look for yourself and see if it wouldn’t be worth buying one of these things. Too bad I can’t afford one … [via Edmunds]
Nissan found a really nice way to say Happy New Year to those passionate about speed and style. Debuted in November at the LA Auto Show, their 2009 Nissan 370Z got more specs out including a price. The super coupe is replacing the older 350Z, and is now powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Also interesting is that the new Nissan 370Z is going to feature two new transmission options including a six-speed manual with an optional rev-matching feature (automatically blips the throttle on downshifts) and a seven-speed automatic.
On the inside it promotes luxurious materials that scream comfort and exquisiteness from every single part: amazing stereo, leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation with with iPod connectivity.
On the outside and spec-wise Nissan 370Z should include a double-wishbone front suspension, a wider body (1.1 inches), front and rear spoilers, Nissan Sport brakes (sport package), boomerang-style headlights and taillights, and a antilevered roofline.
Starting at $29,930 for the base version (6-speed transmission), the 370Z Coupe hops at $31,230 if you’d like the 7-speed automatic brings the total to $31,230. The other version the car will be offered in, the Touring model, starts at $34,460 with the 6-speed manual or $35,760 with the aforementioned automatic.
Oh and if you think that’s not enough, then there’s a stylish package that should tune it up really nice. We’re sold. How about you?