This Offroad Nissan 370Z Is A Singer Porsche Rival

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Kinda.

With the Nissan 400Z coming sometime soon, the time has comefor the 370Z to say goodbye. But the aging sports car still has some fight in it and has proven to be quite amicable to taking on modifications. With the car having been on the market for so long, aftermarket upgrades are a dime a dozen, but what if you want to stand out with something truly unique? What about taking a page out of the Singer All-terrain Competition Study's book? That's roughly what has gone down here, with Yokohama building the Nissan Z-Adventure. Unlike Singer's ACS, this car was built in collaboration with Nissan engineers and has the automaker's blessing.

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As you can see, the end result is something very unusual, with massive 33-inch tires protruding from behind a widened body, courtesy of bolt-on fender flares front and rear. Of course, you can't just slap big wheels and tires on a sports car and expect it to drive well. Thus, a King coilover suspension system was fitted. To protect the engine and other driveline components, a large skid plate was fabricated and joined to the chassis on the modified front crash bar, which also now houses a winch. The car also has a towbar for when you want to bring something more extreme to the trail.

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With upgraded Wilwood brakes, bucket seats with harnesses, and strut braces throughout, it seems like it's ready for just about anything, although our poor Japanese wasn't good enough for us to tell how much power this thing makes. It seems like the engine has actually been left alone, and interestingly, Yokohama opted for a 370Z with an automatic transmission. It's a strange combination, but based on the video, it looks like all this adds up to a package that is a lot of fun to drive off-road, whether climbing rocks or speeding through mud. Hopefully, the 400Z will be just as happy to accept wild mods like this.

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