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A sports car produced by Nissan since 2009.  Available in coupe and convertible forms.

370 refers to the 3.7-liter displacement engine.  Engine displacement was previously 3.5-liters, and when it had that displacement the name of the car was the 350Z.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Nissan 370Z page on 28 March 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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 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.

The 370Z features a front aluminium subframe, aluminium-alloy engine cradle, aluminium door panels, an all-aluminium hood, and an aluminium 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 aluminium control arms and steering knuckle, the rear multi-link suspension uses a forged aluminium upper control arm, lower arm and radius rod, the toe control rod is steel and wheel carrier assembly is aluminium. 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.


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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
10 February 2013Nissan 370Z Nismo - specs and imagesMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
4 April 2013Nissan 370Z - Power And BeautyLisa Jane Foreman
23 May 2013This is the new Nissan 370Z and it's an absolute bargainMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
13 September 20142015 Nissan 370Z To Be Safety Car at Austin Circuit of the AmericasAaron Turpen, TorqueNews
28 January 2016Nissan North America, Inc. announces "Keep Summer Rolling" Service Sweepstakes winner in Limerick, PAGeneral Advertizing, Inc


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