Styling is a more aggressive evolution of the 350Z shape, with prominent wheel arches and distinctive light clusters in a shorter, lower and wider car than its predecessor. Inside, the car combines its signature triple dash mounted dials with enlarged primary dials for a balance of tradition and up to the minute style. The 370Z will go on sale mid-year, around the same time as the Nissan GT-R super car. Powered by Nissan's 3.7-litre V6 with Variable Valve Event and Lift, the 370Z transmits its 247kW and 365Nm to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic with paddle shifts.
The 370Z is the sixth generation of Nissan's classic line of Z cars which stretches back 40 years to the original 240Z of 1969 with total global sales of 1.7 million. Sharp dynamics are derived from a wheelbase shortened by 100mm, an upgraded chassis with double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, plus aluminium caliper Akebono brakes and a lightweight body with aluminium for the bonnet, doors and hatchback. Safety equipment includes vehicle dynamic control, dual front, dual side and dual curtain airbags, active head restraints and a pop-up bonnet for pedestrian safety.