Since its introduction in the 1960s, the Nissan Z has managed to establish a loyal following all over the world. Many enthusiasts love the car’s great looks, amazing reliability and its affordable price. To many, the Nissan Z presents the easiest way to get a well equipped and performing sports car. The current generation, dubbed the Nissan 370 Z has been on sale for the last 5 years with barely any changes. For the last five years, the automaker reckons that its sales have not varied by a significant margin despite the lack of changes. Due to this reason, Nissan is hesitant to mess with the model by hooking it up with new changes. The 2017 Nissan 370 Z presents the best example of not fixing something that isn’t broke.
2017 Nissan 370 Z Exterior
The model is offered in both Coupe and Roadster bodies. Both look identical except for the Roadster’s open rooftop. At the front, the 370 Z features a large grille. The grille is flanked by boomerang shaped HID bi-functional xenon headlights LED DRLs as well as new air vents which look like blades. The vehicle also features a modified splitter which is a bit protruding. The bumper on the other hand looks more stylish with its 3-piece element style. Its hood, door panels and trunk lid are made with aluminum to minimize the car’s weight.
The convertible’s folding fabric roof top retracts in only 20 seconds via the touch of a button. To reduce wind turbulence, the Roadster features a wind deflector.
The sides feature new red accents on the side skirts as well as black side mirrors. The model rides on 18-inch wheels as standard. The sport trim has an option for 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels.
At the rear, the model features a modified bumper with larger air vents, a revised diffuser and a new spoiler which now sits lower than that of the current model.
In terms of dimensions, the 370 Z is 167.2 inches long, 72.8 inches wide and 52.2 inches tall; its wheelbase stretches 100.4 inches.
The models will be available in a wide variety of exterior colors to choose.
2017 Nissan 370 Z Interior
The 370 Z cabin is built with the driver in mind. The controls are conveniently located to ensure the driver has everything within reach. While lower trims are wrapped in a premium fabric, higher trims feature leather upholstered seats which are both heated and ventilated.
The model feature a 3-spoke, tilt steering wheel which is wrapped in leather with a baseball-style contrast stitching. The shifter in automatic models and the gear lever in manual models are wrapped in leather. The gear lever also features extra padding for better grip.
The model also features aluminum-trimmed pedals. Other features include an upgraded navigation system and Nissan’s Intelligent Key. For entertainment the 370 Z features an 8-speaker Bose Audio system that features a subwoofer, SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Engine Specs and performance
Just like other departments, the power-train is also unchanged. The model together with the Nismo continue with the 3.7 L, V-6 engine which churns out 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of toque on the base 370 Z and 350 hp on the Nismo.
The engines are paired to either a 7-speed automatic transmission system or a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine enables the model to hit 60 mph from standstill in 4.7 seconds.
Price and release date
The 2017 Nissan 370 Z is already available in Nissan dealerships. Since the model is unchanged, the price also comes unchanged. The base coupe with a manual gearbox starts at $30,825. To get the base model with an automatic transmission, you will have to cough $32,125 while the range topping Touring trim with an automatic transmission attracts a $40,105 price tag.
To get your 370 Z more exciting, you can opt for the Nismo coupe which starts at $42,825 if you opt for a manual gearbox and $46,790 for the Nismo Tech trim with an automatic transmission.
The base Roadster starts at $42,655 while the top-of-the-range model goes for $50,235. All the prices are inclusive of destination charges.
Top rivals of the new 2017 Nissan 370 Z include the Hyundai Genesis, Chevrolet Camaro and Audi TT.
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