2012 Nissan 370Z | new car review

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 by

The 350Z proved a hugely popular two-seat sports car around the world, so was highly unlikely to radically adjust the formula for its successor.

The is more of an evolution of its predecessor, with the major difference being in the larger engine reflected in its new name. It is the sixt iteration of this immensely popular line of cars and almost every component has been redesigned with the overall theme bearing close resemblance to its predecessor.

Power comes from a 3.7-litre V6 engine that makes 328bhp and is attached to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The gearbox has a feature called Downshift Rev Matching, which gives the engine a ‘blip’ when changing down a gear to keep the shifts and smooth as possible. Paddle shifters behind the steering wheel allow for manual gear changes when wanted.

Available equipment includes a push-button start, sports seats and Bluetooth phone connectivity, as well as a Bose audio system, which includes a six CD changer and an auxiliary input socket for MP3 players. Satellite navigation and leather seats are also available.

Safety features include VDC (electronic stability control) and front, side and curtain airbags as standard.

 version, called the 370Z , is also available. It features a folding soft-top roof that is stored in the boot space, reducing luggage space to 139 litres instead of 235 litres in the .

A host of official accessories are available for the 370Z from Nissan’s motorsports division, Nismo. These include a bodykit and spoiler, stiffer suspension for improved cornering and a sports exhaust.

Specifications

Price: AED 195,000 – AED 230,000

Engine
3.7-litre V6
Max power:
328bhp at 7000rpm
Max torque:
362Nm at 5200rpm

Transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

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