This Is Why We Want The Nissan 370Z Nismo To Live Forever

Review

If you want one, you'd better hurry.

First launched in 2009, the Nissan 370Z and 370Z Nismo could be on their way out fairly soon. How come? Do the math. They’re old. But that doesn’t mean they’re not fun. We recently got to spend some time with the 2017 370Z Nismo coupe and there were definitely more positives about it than negatives. For starters, it’s engine. That naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 has a total of 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque, with power going to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or, as in the case of our tester, a seven-speed automatic slushbox with paddle shifters.

We know. Save $1,300 and stick with the manual. With a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds and a 0-100 time of 12 seconds, the 370Z Nismo is plenty fast for most buyers, and considering its $46,790 base price ($48,045 as tested), that’s fairly affordable performance.

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Thanks to many Nismo exclusive features, this 370Z has a uniquely tuned engine, suspension and exhaust, Recaro leather-appointed seats with Alcantara inserts, and a nifty-looking Nismo Aero kit. We also love that Magnesium Black exterior paint. Bottom line: the 370Z Nismo is a great sports coupe that delivers on most fronts. But what about a successor? That’s the big question. Special thanks to DGDG.com for letting us film the car.

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