Thursday, 17 October 2013

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Nissan 370Z Nismo

The Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan) is a sports car manufactured by Nissan Motors.It was announced on October 29, 2008 and was first shown at an event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2008 Greater LA Auto Show, before being officially unveiled at the show itself. The 370Z is the sixth-generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z.


Engineering

Almost every piece and component of the 370Z has been redesigned from the previous model (350Z). It is powered by the VQ37VHR 3.7 L (230 cu in) DOHC V6 with Variable Valve and Lift Control and produces 332 bhp (248 kW; 337 PS). Power delivery to the rear wheels comes through a new 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or 6-speed manual transmission which features the world's first synchronized down shift rev-matching system, SynchroRev Match. The SynchroRev Match system is only available with the sports package. The differential offered with the Sport Package is indicated to be a viscous limited slip differential. The new driveshaft is made from a carbon-fiber composite material.
Compared to the 350Z, the 370Z has a wheelbase 4 in (100 mm) shorter at 100.4 in (2,550 mm) and an overall length 2.7 in (69 mm) shorter at 167.1 in (4,240 mm). The overall width has been increased by 1.3 in (33 mm), the rear track by 2.2 in (56 mm), and overall height reduced by 0.3 in (7.6 mm). The smaller exterior dimensions and use of more lightweight materials help reduce weight. (Although it should be noted that a 2003-2005 base model 350Z is actually lighter than the 370Z, since Federally-mandated safety features add weight to models produced after 2008).

The 370Z features a front aluminum subframe, aluminum-alloy engine cradle, aluminum door panels, an all-aluminum hood, and an aluminum hatch. Front body torsion rigidity is improved by 10 percent with an extensively revised body structure which includes a new front suspension cradle to reduce front body lateral bending, new rear structural reinforcements, and an underbody "V-bar" to help reduce rear lateral bending. Rear body torsion rigidity is improved by up to 22 percent and rear body vertical bending rigidity is improved by up to 30 percent. Additional enhancements include the use of a carbon fiber composite radiator housing and strengthening of the rear fender and hatch areas. The new structure weighs slightly less than the 350Z.

The 370Z uses a front double wishbone suspension, with forged aluminum control arms and steering knuckle, the rear multi-link suspension uses a forged aluminum upper control arm, lower arm and radius rod, the toe control rod is steel and wheel carrier assembly is aluminum.

The refreshed 2013 model uses new dampers with the Sport package models. The brakes have been changed from the more expensive Brembo racing brakes to Nissan branded brakes which are manufactured by Akebono.The coefficient of drag is 0.30 and 0.29 with the Sport Package, figures identical to the 350Z.


Fairlady Z NISMO (2013-)

It is an updated version of Fairlady Z Version NISMO with:
  • Special front bumper (Front LED hyper daytime running lights are not installed)
  • Special door mirrors
  • Special side sill protectors
  • Special rear bumper and rear fog lamps
  • Special rear spoiler
  • Special fender molding (front and rear)
  • Nismo badges (front and rear)
  • Four available exterior colors: Brilliant White Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Diamond Black and Vibrant Red
  • Special combination seats made with genuine leather and suede-like fabric (with ‘nismo' logo and red stitching)
  • Alcantara-covered steering wheel with three spokes (featuring a red center mark and red stitching)
  • Special genuine leather shift knob (smooth leather)
  • Special console boot (with red stitching)
  • Special door trim (with red stitching)
  • Special serial number plate
  • Special instrument cluster (with ‘nismo' logo, red tachometer dial and 280-km/h speedometer)
  • Special instrument upper box (with red stitching)
  • Special knee cushion pads for the driver and passenger (with red stitching)
  • Special engine cover
  • Customized suspension system (springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bars)
  • Special highly-rigid compression rod bushings
  • Rays special forged aluminum-alloy wheels (with ‘nismo' logo, dark metallic coating)
  • Special Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires (front: 245/40R19, rear: 285/35R19)
  • Special high-rigid brake hose
  • High-performance brake fluid
  • Four-wheel aluminum-caliper opposed-piston brakes
  • Special vehicle speed-sensing power steering system
  • Special strut tower bar (with ‘nismo' logo)
  • Special front member brace
  • Special under-luggage brace
  • Special rear under-floor V-bar
  • Special Yamaha performance dampers (front and rear)


370Z NISMO (2014-)

It is an updated version of NISMO 370Z with:
  • new dark gray coloring added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents
  • Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red body colour option
  • addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara appointments and red accents
  • addition of red NISMO tachometer
  • Bridgestone POTENZA S001 tyres (245/40ZR19 front, 285/35ZR19 rear)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Chicago Auto Show,followed by 2013 Geneva Motor Show.US model was set to go on sale in summer 2013.

Marketing

The Nissan 370Z is featured in Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Undercover video game which was released on November 18, 2008.This allowed people to drive the 370Z in-game prior to the vehicle's actual release. Nissan claimed it to be the first time an automaker had a vehicle world premiere by partnering with a video game company. It was featured in the Xbox 360 racing simulator Forza Motorsport 3, and featured in the PlayStation 3 driving simulator game Gran Turismo 5, it was also featured in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The 370Z also made its debut on the arcade racing game Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3DX.
NISMO 370Z appeared in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline.
A version of Megatron Fairlady Z was produced by Takara TOMY, as part of the Transformers Alternity toy line.
As part of UK market launch, a TV commercial featuring Nissan 370Z vs racing chickens was produced.As part of Nissan's plan to build the ultimate 370Z track car, a campaign allowing fans to vote which components will be used in the project took place in association with Facebook and Autoblog. The suspension choices (hosted by Autoblog) include NISMO S-Tune Springs and Dampers, KW Variant 3, APEXi S1 Damper System.The completed vehicle includes Greddy twin turbo kit, Greddy Ti-C catback system, KW Variant 3 suspension, Stoptech big brake kit with 2 piece aerorotors, Volk TE37SL tires, Metalloy decal kit.
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