The Z-car is a series of sports cars manufactured by Nissan Motors Ltd. The original Z was sold in October 1969 in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z. It was exported as the Datsun 240Z. Every Z car sold in Japan has been badged as the Fairlady Z and elsewhere under the names Nissan S30, Nissan S130, Nissan 300ZX, Nissan 350Z and Nissan 370Z. Enthusiasts praise the cars for their looks, reliability, performance, and affordability.
Sixth generation: Nissan 370Z (Z34)
On December 30, 2008 the 370Z was introduced as a 2009 model. In June 2009 the second generation 2009 Nismo 370Z debuted. This was followed by the introduction of the 2010 370Z Roadster in late summer of 2009.
There are six trim packages available. Base, Sport, Sport Tech, NISMO, and NISMO Tech.
Est. Fuel Economy 26 Highway – 18 City
The 370Z (Z34) is powered by Nissan’s 3.7 liter V6 engine, the VQ37VHR. The power output ranges from 328 to 350 hp, with peak torque of 268 to 275 lbf·ft, depending on market and variant. The 370Z has an official 0–60 mph time of 5.1 seconds. Quarter mile times range from 13.1 and 13.6 seconds, thus making the 370Z the fastest production Z. The 370Z is available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The six-speed manual is the first production car manual gearbox to feature a system that Nissan refers to as SynchroRev Match, which automatically blips the throttle to match engine and transmission speed during downshifts, thus achieving the same effect as the heel-and-toe downshift technique.
– Steering Lock Failure (09-11 models)
– Clutch Pressure (CSC) Failure
– Fuel Starvation
– Thin Paint
Report Date: November 04, 2011
Component: POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 INFINITI G37 COUPE VEHICLES AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 NISSAN 370Z VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2, 2011, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2011. DUE TO A PROGRAMMING ERROR, THE POWER WINDOW SWITCH CONTROLLER IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES WAS MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION.
Consequence Summary: THE THRESHOLD FOR AUTO REVERSE ACTIVATION IS HIGHER THAN THE NISSAN SPECIFICATION. SHOULD A BODY PART BECOME TRAPPED BY A CLOSING WINDOW, A PINCH INJURY MAY RESULT.