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2009 Nissan 370Z Official Photos Released

Posted in Auto Show, Car Photography, Cars, Fast Cars, New Cars, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, Sports Cars by Suzanne Denbow | October 29th, 2008 | 2 Responses |

After scores of spy shots and a few obscure glimpses in the Need For Speed Underground trailer video, official images of the new 2009 Nissan 370Z have finally been released. Intended as a replacement for the current Nissan 350Z, the new 370Z is intended to elevate Nissan’s “attainable” coupe closer to GT-R performance levels while still maintaining a price tag that won’t induce a cold sweat. Starting the overhaul underneath the hood, the 370Z borrows its powertrain from the Infiniti G37, thereby upgrading the Nissan coupe to a 3.7L V6 that produces 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Saving some of the juicier details for the Nissan 370Z’s official reveal at the LA Auto Show, Nissan has refrained from either confirming or denying whether a V8 option will be available or – more importantly – whether or not the 370Z will be equipped with the same dual-clutch tranny as the GT-R.

More official photos after the jump

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  1. Gordon says:

    I’m puzzled. My 350Z, which I bought new in 2003, has 275 ft/lbs of torque. Why doesn’t this have more? Yes, more horses are good, but power “out of the hole” is nice, too. I’m not seeing any performance reasons for upgrading. The re-styling is nice. I had a ’73 240Z that I bought in ’76, and put an IHMSA racing body on. The new 370Z body is somewhat like that. Whith the “large mouth” look.
    Still, the world’s best sports car buy in my book. I hope I can keep my 350 for another several years. Great car.

  2. Gordon says:

    Or, I should have said, great sports car. Not terribly practical. Unless you’re a bachelor with no pets.