Buzz Garage: Nissan 370Z

The new 2009 Nissan 370Z is faster, lighter, more powerful and every bit better than its predecessor – the Nissan 350Z. Unveiled at the 2008 LA Auto Show, the 2009 Nissan 370Z is the first full redesign of the Nissan ‘Z’ lineup since its introduction in 2003.

Power for the new 370Z will come from a 3.7L VQ37VHR engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) that makes 332-hp with a maximum torque of 270 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that will allow for a 0 to 60 mph time in the low 5 second range and a top speed that is electronically limited to 155 mph. The Nissan 370Z is also available with a 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters as an option. Estimated fuel-economy comes in at 18/26 mpg (city/highway).

The new 2009 Nissan 370Z will hit North American dealerships in January 2009 with prices starting at $29,930. It will be offered in two trim-levels including 370Z and 370Z Touring which adds heated leather-seats, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, Bluetooth, 8-speaker Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio, cargo cover and aluminum pedals. Nissan will offer two packages including a Sport Package and the Navigation Package. Sport Package adds 19-inch RAYS forged wheels and Bridgestone Potenza tires, aerodynamic front and rear spoiler, larger Nissan Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match and Viscous Limited Slip Differential. The Navigation Package adds a hard drive-based navigation system, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive and iPod connectivity.

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Posts on the 2009 Nissan 370Z:

05-05-2009: Rumor: Nissan working on a 370Z Hybrid, with plug-in EV mode
04-14-2009: Nissan lowers its global forecast for the 2009 370Z
04-07-2009: 2009 New York: 2009 Nissan 370Z gets the NISMO treatment
04-07-2009: 2009 New York: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster kicks off the NY Auto Show
02-24-2009: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models go for a ride in the Nissan 370Z
01-26-2009: Nissan 370Z Roadster coming to New York in April
01-01-2009: Video: 2009 Nissan 370Z ad spots revealed
12-30-2008: Nissan announces 2009 370Z pricing details and new tagline
12-17-2008: Video: 2008 BMW 135 vs. 2009 Nissan 370Z
12-02-2008: More pics of the Nissan 370Z NISMO S-Tune
12-02-2008: Nissan 370Z goes from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds, says Motor Trend
11-19-2008: LA 2008 Live: 2009 Nissan 370Z pricing announced
11-16-2008: LIVE: 2009 Nissan 370Z unveiling in LA
11-11-2008: 2009 Nissan 370Z officially produces 332-hp
11-10-2008: More details surface on Nissan 370Z NISMO S-Tune Packages
11-05-2008: 2009 Nissan 370Z spotted in Europe during Nissan press event
11-01-2008: Leaked image of 2009 Nissan 370Z NISMO pops up online
10-30-2008: Video: 2009 Nissan 370Z in action in Need for Speed Undercover
10-29-2008: 2009 Nissan 370Z to join Need for Speed Undercover
10-29-2008: 2009 Nissan 370Z: First official pictures
10-23-2008: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster coming to the 2009 New York Auto Show
10-20-2008: Video: 2009 Nissan 370Z in action, interior fully revealed
10-14-2008: Edmunds drives the Nissan 370Z, official pics coming Oct. 29th
10-09-2008: Spy Shots: 2010 Nissan 370Z interior fully revealed
10-08-2008: Spy Shots: 2010 Nissan 370Z, baby GT-R heads to Nurburgring
09-30-2008: Nissan to position 370Z as Porsche Cayman, Audi TT competitor


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