The Z line of Nissan has been one of the brand’s good contribution to the world of sports cars. It is now being overshadowed though by the bigger and more aggressive stablemate, the GT-R. The 370Z though remains a very engaging and worthwhile sports car especially for those who does not want to burn a big hole in their bank account.
One big convincing factor of the 370Z is its sticker price that goes from $33,000 to around $45,000. It is cheaper but gives a performance that can be compared to other sports car with a tag price of around $50,000.
The 2013 lineup of the 370Z includes a Coupe, Roadster, and a NISMO. The first two share equipment and core specs with the obvious difference of the retractable top for the roadster. The NISMO is a more performance focused and gives buyers better engine performance, upgraded brakes, aerodynamic setup, and suspension calibration.
Underneath the metal panel of the Nissan 370Z is a V-6 powerplant that has a 3.7L displacement that cranks out 332 horsepower. This is linked with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This beast can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds and can easily get to its top speed of 155 mph.
The NISMO version of the 2013 370Z brings everything up a notch with the power output boosted to 350 horses, brakes upgraded for a matching stopping power, wider tires, and race-inspired aerodynamic setup. The interior has also been tweaked to match the exterior styling. Buyers will also get an upgraded entertainment system with a six-speaker option from Bose and hands-free mobile phone access.
Other changes to the 2013 370Z include 18- or 19-inch rims, revised body colors, and LED daytime lights.