The New Nissan 400Z Sports Car Will Not Be Launched In South Africa
At this stage, Nissan South Africa has no plans to launch the Nissan 400Z in SA, but we live in hope. The Nissan Z400 will only be available in the States, Europe and Asia.
Nissan 370Z – A Timeless Beast And A Undeniable Beauty
Nissan Z cars have been around for over fifty years. You have to have something very special to survive and thrive for that long – the Z-factor. It is a combination of looks and balance and irrational desire that makes a car great, not only pure power or speed. The original 240Z had that, but a couple of later models were hamstrung by emissions standards and other factors. Then Nissan revived the brand with the brilliant 350Z and followed up with the 370Z in 2009.
That is a long time for a car to stay on top, but the Nissan 370Z did that, not because it was the fastest or loudest, but because it channelled the essence of what a sports car should be.
Perfectly balanced, a combination of snarling power and curvy sexiness, the Nissan 370 sports coupé slipped into the pantheon of sports cars with ease, and stayed there. It is a classic, front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-door.
The mighty 3.7-litre VQ V6 has the Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVE) engine that is extremely responsive and gives this Z 245 kW of power and 363 Nm torque. This power is fed to the 275/35 R19 rear wheels via a six-speed manual or seven autos, both of which will go from 0 to 100km/h in under 5 seconds. The top speed of the 370Z has been electronically limited to 250km/h, but without that, the Z can go to 275km/h plus.
You don’t own a 370Z to cart your kids to school, or to carry your golf clubs in. There is no space. The Nissan 370Z is a road-ready racer made for those with the passion, skill and confidence to see how fast they can, for example, and don’t try this at home, go around Chapman’s Peak Drive.
2023 Nissan 370Z Engine Specs
At the heart of the Z is the mighty 3.7-litre Nissan VQ V6 engine used in all 370Z variants in South Africa. Seriously powerful, but responsive to the touch, the Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVE) system help the driver control the engine with the deftest of touches. So much so in fact, that even the slightest variation of pressure on the accelerator gives an instant response.
The VVE system was developed by Nissan to help improve the airflow efficiency through the cylinder. This in turn improves the responsiveness of the engine by optimising the balance between power and performance. An added bonus to this system is that also helps to improve fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels.
|3.7L V6||Petrol||245 KW||363 Nm||6-speed manual|
|3.7L V6||Petrol||245 KW||363 Nm||7-speed auto|
If you are looking for a more detailed Nissan 370Z Engine and Vehicle Spec breakdown then please download the latest Nissan 370Z brochure.
For interest sake – the Nissan 370 Nismo (Nissan Motorsports) has even more power:
|3.7L V6||Petrol||253 KW||371 Nm||6-speed manual|
Nissan 370Z Interior Accessories
When purchasing a high-performance machine like the Nissan 370Z Sports Car, it should be expected that the customised accessories that go with it are of the same quality. This is why all of the following Nissan 370Z accessories and convenience features come as standard:
- Radio/6CD/MP3 audio system with 8 BOSE speakers, 2 subwoofers and iPod compatibility
- Bluetooth hands-free phone system
- An HDD-based GPS Nissan Navigation System that includes a 40-GB hard drive and South African maps that are pre-installed
- A 7” VGA touch screen monitor with voice recognition features
- An MP3 based Nissan Music Box system that includes a 9.3 GB music store in HDD with CDDB and can retain up to 3000 songs in audio storage
Nissan 370Z Exterior Accessories
There are also optional Nissan 370Z accessories that can be added to the vehicle at the time of purchase include:
- Front and Rear mudflaps
Want to find out more about the Nissan 370Z accessories? Feel free to contact our showrooms in the Western and Eastern Cape.
Nissan 370Z Review
Everybody wants to drive a legend. And nobody in our Nissan 370Z review team would argue that this vehicle hasn’t earned its title fair and square. In fact, it follows in the rubber burnt tracks of iconic predecessors like the 240Z that took the market by storm in 1969, the twin-turbo 300ZX of the late eighties and the more recent and much-loved 350Z.
A Desirable Design Icon
Today’s Nissan 370Z’s size and styling show a natural evolution from the previous 350Z. Though still offering similar proportions it’s more modern and even more striking than before in both coupé and convertible form, with new detailing around the tail and nose to set it apart. Enhancing its rugged race-ready appearance are massive muscular wheel arches, power bulges on the bonnet, 19” forged RAYS alloy wheels and growling twin chrome-plated exhaust pipes. Other distinctive design features that of course won’t go unnoticed are the 370Z’s boomerang-shaped taillights and its side repeater indicators adorned with the Z logo.
A Sports Car Driver’s Dream
The low-slung driver’s seat that lets you enjoy your journey with your arms out, quickly reminds you that you’re in a sports car. Though you might not experience the same view you’d get in an SUV, the electrically adjustable seating makes it easy enough to find your optimum driving position. Boot space is limited as one would expect from a two-seater, but there’s extra storage room behind the seats to make up for it.
Power At Your Fingertips
The latest 370Z is also the most powerful Nissan Z to date with its 3.7L V6 engine under the hood that delivers a mighty 245kW of power at 7000rpm and 363Nm of torque at 5200rpm. The range offers four models with a choice between a Roadster and Coupé as well as a fast-shifting 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
The front-engine, rear-driven Z promises an unparalleled drive. Though it offers ample grip and body control, the 370Z steers and handles in a way most modern sports cars won’t allow to give you a thrilling track-like drive experience. It’s a true enthusiast’s car and lucky for them, it’s one of the fastest cars one can buy at its price.
Nissan 370Z Safety Features
Built to protect people using the Nissan Safety Shield, the Nissan 370Z uses advanced proactive safety technologies to ensure maximum driver and passenger protection at all times.
- Six Airbag System as Standard
- Pop-up Engine Hood Pedestrian Protection
- ABS, EBD & Brake Assist
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Energy Absorbing Steering Column
- Active Headrests
- Crumple Zones & Side Intrusion Bars
Nissan 370Z Dimensions
The Nissan 370Z is more than just a mode of transport. The Nissan 370Z’s classic coupe size is a marvel of Nissan engineering with the vehicle dimensions to prove it.
- Overall 370Z Length: 4,250mm
- Overall 370Z Width: 1,845mm
- Overall 370Z Height: 1,325mm
- 370Z Wheelbase: 2,550mm
- 370Z Gross Vehicle Mass: 1,885kg
Nissan 370Z Colours
Personalise your 370Z with any of the sporty 370Z colours developed to bring out the best in the Nissan 370Z design.
- New Silver
- Black Pearl
- Brilliant White
- Torrent Silver
- Black Rose
- Le Mans Blue
- Vibrant Red
- Quartz Metal Grey
Please Note! All metallic orders will be treated as special orders.
Frequently Asked Nissan 370Z Questions and Answers
What are the variants of the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
There are two model variants available in the 371Z range, these being the Coupe with Manual Transmission and the Coupe with Automatic Transmission. Trim levels are the same throughout the range with the only difference being the transmission type.
What is the top of the range Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
Both model variants can be counted as the top of the range 370Z, as the only major difference between the two model variants is the choice of either an automatic or a manual transmission type.
What are the safety features in Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
As one would expect from a sports car of this calibre, the safety features are impressively extensive. These safety features include as standard all of the following – Airbag system 6 airbag system, 3-point ERL seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, a pedestrian protection pop-up engine hood, Anti-lock Braking System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System, crumple zone and side intrusion bars, energy absorbing steering column and active headrests.
What size engine does the Nissan 370Z have?Show The Answer +
The 370Z has a powerful DOHC Continuously Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) V6 engine with a 3696cc displacement.
What are the engine specifications of the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
The 370Z’s engine puts out a max power of 245kW @ 7000rpm and has a max torque of 363Nm @ 5200rpm.
What tyres does the Nissan 370Z have?Show The Answer +
The 19” RAYS Aluminium Alloy Wheels on the 370Z use 245/40R19 94W Bridgestone tyres at the front, and 275/35R19 96W Bridgestone tyres at the rear. These are factory standard at the time of production.
What is the tyre pressure for the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
The recommended tyre pressure is between 40-45 PSI. This tyre pressure will ensure better fuel economy and a smoother overall ride.
What is the boot space of the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
The 370Z has an impressive boot size for a sports car, with the current range offering a 235 litre boot. This is more than enough space for the average sports car owners needs, and provides enough room for baggage on a weekend away for two people.
What is the acceleration of the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
When you own a sports car you’ll expect a good rate of acceleration, and in this area the Nissan 370Z delivers by the bucket load. This is all thanks to a 0 – 100km per hour acceleration which can be done within an astonishing 5.3 seconds. So sit down, take the wheel and be prepared to be thrilled in the latest Nissan 370 Coupe!
Is the Nissan Z Nismo the same as the Nissan 370Z?Show The Answer +
No, the Nissan Z Nismo is not the same as the Nissan 370Z. NISMO stands for Nissan Motorsports and Nismo models get more powerful engines special gearboxes, suspension and the like for racing.