Nissan has raised the bar for its iconic Z sports car. The 2009 370Z replaces the outgoing 350 model, with a leaner, lighter, more technologically advanced 2-door offering a larger engine, more power and an innovative clutch design.
The new engine is a 332 horsepower 3.7-liter V6. That's nearly 30 more horsepower than the outgoing model, powering a car that's nearly 90 pounds lighter than the old Z. Power is sent to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual, or 7-speed automatic transmission, operated via steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Fuel economy for the 370Z ranges from 18 miles per gallon city, up to 26 miles per gallon highway.
With seating for two, the new Z is built to perform. One feature highlighting its tech-heavy performance nature is the all-new SynchroRev Match system. Available on manual gearbox models, it blips the clutch during downshifts, eliminating the need to double clutch.
Initial base MSRP for the 2009 Nissan 370Z is $29,930. A fully loaded Touring model can cost as much as $42,000. The 370Z is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
With a larger, more powerful engine in a lighter package, and fitted with industry-first performance technology, the 2009 370Z is poised to carry on the iconic Z nameplate with exceptional performance and style.