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Like the limited production NISMO 350Z introduced two years earlier, the new
NISMO 370Z is a tuner-Z enthusiast's dream, featuring a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter
V6, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension
and special super-lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels.
The 2009 NISMO
370Z was developed by NNA's Specialty Vehicles Group in conjunction with Autech
Japan, Nissan's longstanding conversion partner.
"The NISMO name is known
throughout the world as the leading supplier of race-bred, factory-tuned,
extreme performance Nissan parts, accessories and vehicles," said Al Castignetti,
vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.
(NNA). "The new, second-generation NISMO Z proudly - and deservedly - wears the
NISMO badge, carrying on the tradition of bringing racing-inspired performance
and engineering to the street."
The all-new NISMO 370Z is offered in one
completely equipped model (no options) with a close-ratio 6-speed manual
Dynamic Performance And Handling Comes Standard
The new NISMO 370Z starts with the unmatched foundation of an advanced
Nissan FM (Front Midship) platform, refined 4-wheel independent suspension and
3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The
VVEL system helps optimize intake valve open/close movements, allowing the
needed air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely
optimized time. For its use in the NISMO 370Z, the 3.7-liter VQ-series V6
produces 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. The NISMO Z's
enhanced engine power and acceleration is provided through use of an exclusive
H-configured exhaust system design and muffler tuning, along with optimized ECM
(Engine Computer Module) control.
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