The 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z

The 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z


I have always been a fan of the Z cars minus two exceptions, the 280ZX and the 350Z. Both failed to capture the magic of just what made these vehicles exciting. The recent launch of the 370Z (Z34) has restored this hunk of Japanese fun to its former glory. The 370Z coupe is fun to drive and the 370Z roadster is wonderfully done, but their is a 3rd version rumbling in the shadows… Some quick thoughts on this car for you fellow hoons:
-The steering is razor sharp. I turn the wheel 1/2 of a degree and the car turns 1/2 of a degree. I have never driven something so precise…
-The car is stiff… as in, keep an eye out for bumps in the road or your back will hate you stiff. However the interior is surprisingly comfortable – something the inside of a 350Z is not.
-Love it or hate it, the VQ is a fun engine that adapts to aftermarket mods like E! adapts TV Shows for celebutards (Lorenzo Lamas has a show now?!).
-$40,000 is a lot of coin, but a bargain when you line it up against the likes of the Porsche Cayman. The Cayman is a great car, but the NISMO 370Z is a focused racer that happens to be just soft enough for the street.
The 2009 NISMO 370Z is the stuff dreams are made of … if you happen to own a Honda S2000 CR.
This post was just for quick first impressions on the car, a full review will be coming in the very near future.