Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Nissan 370Z Review

Nissan 370Z has a number of subtle but significant changes designed to highlight the state of the car as one of the most exciting, pure-bred sports cars on the market and cement in place a dynamic leader.

The main changes are on the frame as the coupe and roadster versions of the ride comfort and high-speed processing. A new tire pressure monitoring to improve security further, the rear view camera incorporated into the Premium Nissan Connect satellite navigation system to get around easier and safer, too.

Other changes include better insulation of road noise in the Cup, while the automatic versions of both Coupe and Roadster are now set a revised version of the "snow" for better traction when starting voltage on the ice and snow .

"Changes in the 370Z is part of Nissan's ongoing development of all its products. Perhaps most importantly, the fine tuning of the chassis has been developed in Europe for Europe," said Simon Thomas, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Nissan Europe.

"Model Year 2011 is considered one of the most popular 370Z sports car market and make it even more fun to drive."

Model Year 2011 Nissan 370Z in detail

The average speeds are higher in Europe than anywhere else in the world. At the same time, we have some of the most demanding roads in the world ... and some of the poorest areas of the road.

It is a combination of problems that have chassis engineers Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE). Chassis Tuning Nissan 370Z - double wishbone front and multilink rear - something for everyone focused on the European records have been tweaked to improve ride comfort and handling at high speed.

The amendments provide significantly improved the vertical control of the wheel resulting in a flatter turn on all surfaces and comfort on surfaces highway / road. In addition, the improved high speed stability with greater control while road noise is better isolated due to changes in the insulation base.

The advanced seven-speed option is now the way of snow. When activated, the car starts in second gear to avoid the veto first. The system regulates the speed of the engine at low speeds to prevent wheel spin on ice or snow.

Additions to equipment levels include the arrival of a backup camera as part of Nissan Connect Premium optional satellite navigation and the default installation of a system for monitoring tire pressure. The latter is integrated into the computer screen and operates on a witness, falling tire pressure.

In all other respects, the two Nissan 370Z Coupe Nissan 370Z Roadster and just as exciting and stylish cars that were launched two years ago.


After a breakthrough that can be traced way back to back, the 240Z 40 years, the style of the 370Z sports car is a classic design with a long bonnet, compact cabin, short overhangs and a truncated rear.

Nissan 370Z measures 4245mm from bumper to bumper and rides on a wheelbase of 2550mm, 100mm only shorter than its predecessor. At 1315 mm high, it is 10 mm lower, while it is wider by 30mm to 1845mm. To ensure the lowest roof line does not affect headroom has also been lowered from seats, resulting in a lower center of gravity.

Meanwhile, the body's torsional rigidity increases by almost 30 percent compared to the 350Z, especially where a front stabilizer bar is mounted on top of the suspension turrets. Widespread use of aluminum - it is now used for doors and tailgate, and hood - and other weight saving measures have been cut more than 32 kg while the mass of the car- despite the addition of more safety, environment and luxury equipment.

Engine and transmission

Nissan 370Z is at the heart of its outstanding 3.7-liter V6 engine. The development of the unit that powered 350Z is not all-alloy twin cam 24-valve only to develop more power and torque, but also has the most advanced solution and consume less fuel.

Add VEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology allows electrifying performance, motor development of 328 hp and an impressive torque of 366 nm. Is associated with a brief six-speed manual or Sport seven-speed automatic.

In the case of S-mode, synchronous manual transmission features Nissan Rev Control provides the perfect adaptation to the revolution when the driver changes gears with toe and heel as "changes all the time.

Sensors on the clutch and shifter monitor actions of the driver for a brief moment the accelerator down movements and maintain a constant engine speed when changing up. As the sensors detect the movement of the clutch pedal, the system starts the CBC, which came into force when the lever moves. By comparing this information to the vehicle speed, the CBC knows if the driver brakes in a corner or evolution through the box. "

Downshift rev matching is an automatic transmission feature, too, which is also adapted to exchange control, which learns driving patterns change and adjust accordingly.

Wheels, tires, steering and brakes

Grip provides a purpose designed Yokohama Advan Sport tires of different sizes front and rear. front tires are 225/50 R18 with wider 245/45 R18 rear. Optionally available with a greater RAYS forged alloy wheels shod with 245/40 R19 and 275/35 R19 Bridgestone Potenza tires.

viscous differential is standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), which combines the electrical maintenance and stability, to reduce engine torque and / or applying individual wheel braking as needed. Track-day use, VDC can be removed via a switch on the dashboard.

Rack and pinion steering system was also revised to give more feedback and better communication around right answer. Now, with the electric assist speed-sensitive, supplies management more flexibility around the city and a better stability at highway speeds.

Large ventilated disc can be found front and rear - 355 mm (14.0 inches) front and 350mm (13.8 inches) behind - flanked by four-piston calipers with aluminum front and two piston calipers back. The dark silver calipers registered on behalf of Nissan.

Full electrical safety aids include latest generation ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).


Generous standard equipment levels are available 370Zs and the button to start the engine, Nissan's Intelligent Key, 18-inch alloy wheels, sports brakes, viscous limited-slip differential. The seats are electrically adjustable, audio and telephone controls are mounted on the steering wheel when Bluetooth is standard.

Pack GT versions add heated and ventilated seats, leather, suede /, a set of Bose premium audio, cruise control wheels and 19-inch forged aluminum. The package also includes GT Rev Synchro Control Technology in the manual version Uphill to support hill starts easy.

The options are advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation Satellite Connection Premium and storage system for music. The 40 GB hard disk can store data much larger map of Europe and with 10 GB of storage for downloaded music files from personal CD collections. The panel system integrates a high-resolution display, the DVD features iPod and USB connectivity, and now includes a rearview camera. Also available is Nissan's pioneering Scratch Shield paint, scratch that "cure" a minor to keep the body as new.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Starting with the planning of the Nissan 370Z Roadster, at the same time as the Coupe was Nissan's designers have managed to ensure a smooth top version has a sophisticated silhouette with a better, natural, hood is integrated in the overall design.

Conflicting results echo the trademark "Z", a blend of sweeping curves and the short overhangs and aggressive form of the roof itself is a more natural behind the car when the roof is in place.

When lowered, it nestles away in a hard tonneau cover, body-color which also helps reduce wind turbulence at high speed, so people in the "dual cockpit" to enjoy the sounds and sensations full driving performance outdoors.

Other design elements already seen in the Cup were transferred to the Nissan 370Z Roadster. These include the distinctive boomerang LED rear lights front and arrowhead, while experiencing the typical 'Z', such as door handles vertical, two exhaust pipes and badges "Z" on the side repeaters are also present.

Inside, the driver focused cockpit also offers many features that are now the same Z as the motor start-button, hinged floor the gas pedal, centrally located tachometer with a hood, as well as three separate works - now with the temperature gauge oil - is centrally located on the dash and angled toward the driver.

Nissan 370Z Roadster roof is fully automatic without having to manually lock it in place. The roof can be lowered by walking speeds and can also be operated from outside the car by pressing the door lock for three seconds. It takes only 20 seconds for the roof to be raised and locked in place or be lowered out of sight during his barrel.

soft top for a smooth inner surface, which covers the body and to reduce noise when the system uses a new hydraulic pump, which is silent in operation, instead of an electric motor used in the past.

". At launch, both Coupe and Roadster has been acclaimed by a combination of excitement and style of subtle changes in the suspension has been specially developed to meet the needs and tastes - not to mention improve the number of stocks - 2011 Nissan 370Z for make it more desirable than ever, "said Thomas.