Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z
Nissan 370Z (Z34)
Manufacturer Nissan Motors
Also called Fairlady Z (Japan)
Production 2008–
Assembly Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan
Predecessor Nissan 350Z
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupé
2-door roadster
Layout FMR layout
Platform Nissan FM platform
Engine 3.7L VQ37VHR V6
Transmission 7-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Related Infiniti G
Nissan Skyline
Designer Randy Rodriguez

The Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z in Japan) is a sports car manufactured by Nissan Motors.[1] It was announced on October 29, 2008 and was first shown at an event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2008 Greater LA Auto Show,[2] before being officially unveiled at the show itself.[3][4] The 370Z is the sixth-generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z.



2009 Nissan 370Z

Almost every piece and component of the 370Z has been redesigned from the previous model (350Z). It is powered by the VQ37VHR 3.7 L (230 cu in) DOHC V6 with Variable Valve and Lift Control and produces 332 bhp (248 kW; 337 PS). Power delivery to the rear wheels comes through a new 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or 6-speed manual transmission which features the world's first synchronized down shift rev-matching system, SynchroRev Match. The SynchroRev Match system is only available with the sports package. The differential offered with the Sport Package is indicated to be a viscous limited slip differential.

Compared to the 350Z, the 370Z has a wheelbase 4 in (100 mm) shorter at 100.4 in (2,550 mm) and an overall length 2.7 in (69 mm) shorter at 167.1 in (4,240 mm). The overall width has been increased by 1.3 in (33 mm), the rear track by 2.2 in (56 mm), and overall height reduced by 0.3 in (7.6 mm). The smaller exterior dimensions and use of more lightweight materials help reduce weight. (Although it should be noted that a 2003-2005 base model 350Z is actually lighter in weight than the 370Z). The 370Z features a front aluminum subframe, aluminum-alloy engine cradle, aluminum door panels, an all-aluminum hood, and an aluminum hatch.

Front body torsion rigidity is improved by 10 percent with an extensively revised body structure which includes a new front suspension cradle to reduce front body lateral bending, new rear structural reinforcements, and an underbody "V-bar" to help reduce rear lateral bending. Additional enhancements include the use of a carbon fiber composite radiator housing and strengthening of the rear fender and hatch areas. Rear body torsion rigidity is improved by up to 22 percent and rear body vertical bending rigidity is improved by up to 30 percent. The new structure weighs slightly less than the 350Z.

The coefficient of drag is 0.30 and 0.29 with the Sport Package, figures identical to the 350Z. Nissan has also changed the clutch and brakes of the 350Z for the 370Z. The brakes have been changed from the more expensive Brembo racing brakes to Nissan branded brakes which are manufactured by Akebono.


370Z Coupe (2009–)

The coupe version was introduced in 2009. This was the base-model offered in both manual and automatic transmission both using unleaded petrol. The engine is a 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 aluminum-alloy engine producing 332hp(@ 7,000 rpm) and 270 lb-ft (@ 5,200 rpm) of torque. Standard and optional equipment includes 19-inch wheels, Bluetooth, electric seats, limited slip differential, Bose sound system and subwoofer, CD changer with front loader, heated seats, and climate control.

NISMO 370Z (2009– )

2010 Nissan 370Z NISMO

The NISMO version was introduced for the 2009 year model. The engine produces 350 bhp (260 kW) at 7,400 RPM and 276 lb·ft (374 N·m) at 5,200 RPM with revised ECU settings and exhaust setup. Transmission choice is limited to a 6-speed manual with Nissan's new "SynchroRev Match" function. Handling is improved via stiffened springs and stabilizer bars compared to the 370Z Coupe. Other equipment includes 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear), 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors, NISMO Sport Brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminum calipers, and a fully integrated chin spoiler.[5] It appeared in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline.

The car went on sale on June 17, 2009 with an MSRP of US$39,130.[6]

370Z Yellow (2009)

The 370Z Yellow is a limited edition of the 370Z GT Pack coupe for the British market, inspired by the European GT4 race car. It includes Ultimate Yellow body, 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, black leather and suede interior upholstery, integrated satellite navigation system, illuminated entry plates, special mats and a Bose audio with 8 speakers and a 6-CD autochanger.

The vehicle went on sale in September 2009 for £31,650 (manual) or £33,050 (automatic).[7] A North American version, consisting solely of Chicane Yellow paint(2009 only), is otherwise identical to 370Zs. Chicane Yellow was available for an extra $500 in North America with other colors available standard at no additional charge.

370Z Yellow

370Z Roadster (2010–present)

2010 Nissan 370Z (Z34) roadster (Australia)

The convertible model was introduced for the 2010 year model. It features a soft-top roof, although automotive magazines originally said it would have a retractable hardtop.[5]

The touring model adds heated and cooling leather-appointed power net seats, a 6-CD Bose audio system with 8 speakers (with dual subwoofer) and MP3/WMA playback, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and aluminum-trimmed pedals.

Touring model also includes following options:

  • Sport Package: adds 19-inch RAYS forged wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires, Nissan Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match (6-speed manual transmission only), and Viscous Limited Slip Differential.
  • Navigation Package: adds touch-screen Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with XM NavTraffic real-time traffic information, a 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback, and a USB port for iPod connectivity.

370Z 40th Anniversary Edition (2010)

This model is a limited version based on the 370Z Coupe Touring, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Datsun 240Z arriving in North America. It includes manual transmission, the Sport Package (including SynchroRev Match, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, Nissan Sport Brakes, 19-inch Rays forged aluminum-alloy wheels and viscous limited-slip differential), special "40th Anniversary Graphite" exterior color, red leather interior upholstery, a high-luster smoke wheel finish, red brake calipers, 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace, red door panel inserts, 40th Anniversary seatback and floormat embroidery, and red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and kneepads. It also has a leather steering wheel with red stitching, a plaque of authenticity, and commemorative premium satin car cover.

The vehicle went on sale in spring 2010.[8]


Body styles

Body type ((CBA-)Z34) Coupe Roadster
Model Years
370Z 2009—  2010— 
NISMO 370Z 2009—   


Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
370Z 2009—  3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (VQ37VHR) 336 PS (247 kW; 331 hp)@7000, 365 N·m (269 lb·ft)@5200
370Z (Europe) 2009—  3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (VQ37VHR) 331 PS (243 kW; 326 hp)@7000, 366 N·m (270 lb·ft)@5200
NISMO 370Z 2009—  3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (VQ37VHR (NISMO Version)) 355 PS (261 kW; 350 hp)@7400, 374 N·m (276 lb·ft)@5200


All models (except NISMO, manual only) include 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters or 6-speed manual transmission. SynchroRev Match system for 6-speed manual transmission is included with the Sport Package.


The 0–60 mph acceleration times are as follows:

Nissan 370Z Coupe: 4.5 seconds

Nissan 370Z Roadster: 4.9 seconds[9]

1/4 mile (coupe): 13.3 seconds at 105.7 mph

1/4 mile (roadster): 13.6 seconds at 102.9 mph[9]

Skidpad (coupe): 0.99 g

Skidpad (roadster): 1.00 g[9]

Braking, 60-0 mph (roadster): 103 ft[9]


Curb weight 3,232 pounds (1,466 kg) (base)
Wheelbase 100.4 in (2,550 mm)
Length 167.1 in (4,240 mm)
Width 72.8 in (1,850 mm)
Height 51.8 in (1,320 mm)


  • US trims: 370Z (base), Sport, Touring, Touring Sport, NISMO
  • Japan trims: Fairlady Z (base), Fairlady Z Version S, Fairlady Z Version ST, Fairlady Z Version NISMO


Calendar Year U.S. Sales
2009 13,117
2010 10,215

Awards & recognition


The Nissan 370Z is featured in Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Undercover video game which was released on November 18, 2008.[14] This allowed people to drive the 370Z in-game prior to the vehicle's actual release. Nissan claimed it to be the first time an automaker had a vehicle world premiere by partnering with a video game company.[15] It was featured in the Xbox 360 racing simulator Forza Motorsport 3, and featured in the Playstation 3 driving simulator game Gran Turismo 5, it was also featured in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The 370Z also made its debut on the arcade racing game Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3DX.

See also


  1. ^ "All-new 2009 Nissan 370Z coupé readies for debut". Nissan News. Nissan Motors. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ Siler, Wes (2008-11-15). "2009 Nissan 370Z Unveiled Live At Secret LA Event". Jalopnik. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (2008-10-29). "Officially, official: Nissan drops 370Z ahead of LA Debut!". Autoblog. Weblogs, Inc.. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  4. ^ Hardigree, Matt (2008-10-29). "2009 Nissan 370Z Breaks Cover". Jalopnik. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ a b Abuelsamid, Sam (2009-04-07). "2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster and 2009 350 hp Nissan NISMO 370Z w/VIDEO". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  6. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (2009-06-17). "2009 NISMO 370Z officially priced from $39,130". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  7. ^ Paukert, Chris (2009-07-02). "UKDM Nissan 370Z 'Yellow' is a special-edition homage to Europe's GT4 series". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  8. ^ Lieberman, Jonny (2009-10-15). "Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition announced". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Comparison: 2010 Audi TTS vs 2009 BMW Z4 vs 2010 Nissan 370Z vs 2009 Porsche Boxster S". Motor Trend. 2010-06. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ "350Z Roadster". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  11. ^ Nissan Z wins 2010 Best Resale Value Award, Kelley Blue Book
  12. ^ Sean-Thomas A. Gunnell. "Best Buys - Nissan 370Z". Consumers Digest. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  13. ^ "Nissan SynchroRev Match Transmission | Popular Science". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  14. ^ Hardigree, Matt (2008-10-29). "Nissan 370Z To Make Virtual Debut In Need For Speed Undercover". Jalopnik. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  15. ^ Mathews, Colin (2008-10-30). "Nissan Taps Video Game Maker To Help Launch New 370Z". The Car Connection. The Car Advisory Network. Retrieved 2008-10-30. [dead link]

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