The 2010 Nissan 370Z
is a sports car that is available as either a coupe or a convertible. With a VQ37VHR V-6 engine that generates 332/350 horsepower, the Nissan 370Z comes with the SyncroRev Match six-speed manual transmission, or a seven-speed automatic transmission is available. Standard safety equipment includes airbags antilock brakes with brake assist, active head restraints, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and stability and traction control.
The Nissan 370Z sport package includes 19-inch forged wheels, a limited slip differential, front and rear spoilers, and sport breaks. However, the Nismo trim offers outstanding capabilities with high-performance tires. The 370Z boasts excellent brakes, superior grip, and a great driving experience. EPA-rated fuel economy comes in at 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.
New for 2010
For 2010 the 40th Anniversary Edition commemorating four decades of the Nissan Z in the US debuted painted in unique "40th Graphite" gray and trimmed with a special red-leather interior. In addition, the anniversary edition boasts smoke-finished 19-inch RAYS forged wheels, Nissan sport brakes with red calipers, and a viscous limited-slip differential.
Engine: 3.7L V-6
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
Body Styles: Coupe, convertible
Trims: Base Convertible, Base Coupe, Nismo Coupe, Touring Convertible, Touring Coupe
On the Outside
The Nissan 370Z wears a tighter, more retro look than the 350Z, which is 2.7-inches longer and 0.3-inch taller and rests on a 3.9-inch longer wheelbase. The 370Z sports a cantilevered roof, "barbed" head- and tail lamps, and a 240Z-like upswept beltline.
From the Inside
The Nissan 370Z's cabin is driver-friendly, sporting big gauges, a race-style oval steering wheel, a convenient glove box, and sufficient cargo area. The upscale Touring trim adds leather, Bluetooth phone, Bose audio, and aluminum pedals.
With a 332-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine and nifty "SynchroRev Match" six-speed manual, the 2010 Nissan 370Z coupe races from zero to 60 in just 4.7 seconds and jets the quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds at 105.7 mph. 60 to 0 braking takes just 106 feet and lateral acceleration comes in at 0.99 g. The Convertible is a bit slower, while the 350 horsepower Nismo a little quicker.
Standard safety systems for the 370Z Coupe include six airbags (dual front, side, and curtain), while the 370Z Convertible has only four airbags (dual front and side). Standard on both trims are antilock brakes with brake assist, active head restraints, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and stability and traction control.
Coupe (manual): 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Coupe (automatic): 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Roadster: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
- 0-60 in under 4.7 seconds
- Almost 1g lateral acceleration
- Pleasing dimensions
- Driver-friendly cockpit
- Unrefined engine at high RPMs
- Still not a lightweight
- Styling at bit much
Still fun and fast for the money
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