Nissan has released details of the new 370Z coupé. On sale now, the 370Z continues Nissan's long history of sports coupés. Following on from the 350Z, the new model is definitely evolution rather than revolution.
The 350Z has always had a unique appeal and Nissan was careful not to stray too far from the core concept. New boomerang-shaped headlights and tail-lamps are the most obvious changes, giving it a fresh look. A 3.7-litre V6 increases power to 328hp, while torque is up to 363Nm at 5,200rpm. Top speed is an impressive (if irrelevant) 250km/h while 0-100 km/h takes just 5.3 seconds with the manual transmission.
The Nissan 370Z will cost €56,795 and will be in VRT band G with annual road tax of €2,100 per year. Standard equipment will include 19-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, 'Intelligent Key' and a Bose audio system.
Despite the economic climate, Nissan expects that it will receive orders for 20 370Zs per annum. Each will be imported specifically for the customer.
The 370Z Roadster goes on sale in January 2011.