Nissan 370Z NISMO
Good news! The first affordable Nissan performance for many years finally landed in Australia. Bad news! It has quite a lot of cars like the last affordable Nissan performance.
True, Nissan’s 370Z has received a performance change, and is now the second Nismo stamp model in the product line (below the ballistic GT-R appeared earlier this year) – blowing new vitality into the brand’s two-seater car, it went into sales in 2009.
More power, better motivation and enough Nismo-branded accessories to give the movie The Fast and Furious new titles inside and outside changes, but that’s enough to focus back on Nissan’s iconic Zed car?
Is there anything interesting about its design? October 7
The 370Z is still a nice and balanced coupe, and waving the Nismo wand on this version has added aggression from every angle.
Outside, a full makeup of Nismo includes a new aero, redesigned front and back and rear spoiler, as well as a unique badge and engine cover. Inside, you will find red Recaro seats on a black background, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Alcantara (a design theme also extending to gearshift) and some additional details of Nismo.
Even so, nothing hides the age of the cabin, and although it doesn’t feel obsolete at first sight, dig a little deeper and you’ll find some materials are not too high-end. (Soft touch plastic on the door, for example, feels very thin, they are almost transparent), while the driver’s driver is a celebration of similar technology in a world of digital displays. , configuration.
How realistic is the space inside? October 7
It has a two-door coupe, so I’ll break Ikea in there.
The cabin was fit, and there was only a single cup separating the front seats, while the pockets on each front door were also quite small. However, there are USB and power connections in the central storage box, and while the touchscreen setup is cumbersome and slow to load, stereo sound is really good.
At the rear, there’s a wide but shallow boot that provides storage space up to 235 liters.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
The appearance of the aura Nismo has really put pressure on the rest of the 370Z range, starting with the Coupe ($ 49,990, auto $ 52,490) and stepping onto Roadster ($ 60,990, auto $ 63,490). The Nismo only has a hardtop on top of the pile, which requires $ 61,490 for a handcrafted model and $ 63,990 for the auto version.
That money will give you a unique 19-inch alloy wheel and LED HID and exterior taillights. Inside, expect Recaro reclining seats, a 7.0-inch screen with navigation, combined with eight-speaker Bose stereo sound and a 9.3 GB hard drive. Button start, climate control and cruise control round the list of standard features.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 7
The familiar 3.7-liter V6 engine has been tweaked bit by bit (mainly due to the new ECU mapping) to produce slightly higher power and torque, up from 245kW / 363Nm in the Available cars, up to 253kW at 7400rpm and 371Nm at 5200rpm in the Nismo version. That power can be provided via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic transmission and sent on the rear wheels.
Manual options include Nissan’s ‘SynchroRev Match’, which automatically matches the spin when you’re downshifting, helping you to avoid all the annoying heel business. It also works, and is a little more thoughtful thing when solving something twisted.
Other subcutaneous changes include reworking the suspension to have a more robust, more dynamic ride – including new performance dampers derived from Nismo before and after – and completely new dual exhaust.
How much fuel does it consume? October 7
370Z Nismo will nibble at 10.6L / 100km in the manual casing and better than 10.4L / 100km with the automatic transmission.
Its 72-liter tank will accept 95ron fuel, but Nissan says 98RON will help achieve maximum performance.
What does it like to drive? October 8
If the 370Z is sold in the hipster suburb of Sydney and Melbourne, it will be lovingly called the retro retro name. But the rest of us can use another term – ‘old’.
Take a look, Zed 3.7 liters was launched way back in 2009, and it hasn’t changed much in eight years since then. And it was a very long time in the fast-moving world of cars. Put it this way; The 370Z was released the same year Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, and now he fully serves his two authorized terms and is currently laughing at the United States from a towel somewhere .
And so, when you jump into the cabin of this new 370Z Nismo stamp, it doesn’t feel like you’re suddenly brought into the future, but fair to it, it doesn’t feel like you’re ‘sent. too far into the past. It hid its age very well, with only slow-moving multimedia systems and some cabin materials being a true gift for its classic.
Oddly, its advancing age is my favorite thing in this car. It’s old enough to feel a bit crude and husky from behind the steering wheel, which is absolutely charming in the way the school is interesting.
His big brother, GT-R, was accused of feeling too digital, too detached from the driving experience, but that was not quite a criticism that you could level at 370Z. .
It appeals, piloting this on a twisted road. That’s 1.5 tons (packaging) feels heavy, and you need to struggle a bit. It switches its weight around on the entrance to the corners and then glides behind a bit when you stamp the gas on the exit. It is fun and crazy at speed, and brings a feeling of sometimes lacking from more modern, scientific sports cars.
Is it as sharp as a German competitor? No, it does not. You also won’t love the steering wheel deeply, maybe feel a little creeping in places. But it is only half the price of those cars, and with this kind of money, it is an interesting hell.
Defect? It will follow every crack and line on the road like a spearhead dog, and so you find yourself constantly correcting when driving. The safety supply has expired, as well as the technology in the cabin, and the wrong road surface will send a lot of tire noise into the cabin.
Will Nissan sell thousands of these? Not capable. They do not sell standard 370Z, coupe or convertible. But what they are trying to do has laid the foundation for this Nismo performance brand (Nissan’s answer to an M division or an AMG).
And while this is not as fast or as difficult as his big GT-R, there is certainly enough family resemblance here to delight fans.
What safety equipment is equipped? What is safety assessment? 6/10
Ah, not great, I’m afraid. But let start with positive; A reverse camera with guide lines is standard compliant, as well as ABS, EBD and conventional traction and stability system sets. There are six airbags, including dual front pockets, front and curtain, as well as side entry bars and active headrests.
But you’re missing anything more modern, so you can find the AEB, the blind or lane-keeping monitoring system and any active cruise system. ANCAP did not evaluate 370Z.
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? October 7
370Z Nismo is Nissan’s three-year / 100,000km warranty and will require six months or 10,000km maintenance.
This program is part of Nissan’s ‘Service certainty’ program, which publishes a detailed list of service costs on Nissan’s website. Each service during the warranty period, for example, will cost between $ 283 and $ 586.