PRO’s: Great chassis, interior and handling characteristics.
CON’s: High clutch pedal engagement, buzzy engine, road noise.
FINAL THOUGHT: A true drivers car that retains all the values and fun that made the original Datsun 240Z such a great car over 40 years ago.
It seems that in recent years the motoring public has forgotten that Nissan makes another sports car aside from the GT-R. It’s one that steeped with more than 40 years of history and truth be told, it’s the car that put Nissan (then Datsun) on the map here in the United States. The Nissan “Z” car, now in it’s sixth generation, has always been a competent sports car. During the 1970′s it changed the way America thought about Japanese performance machines. Cars from the 1980′s brought fourth machines that highlighted the cars technology. In the 1990′s we were introduced to some real performance by the way of twin-turbo’s and then during the early part of the new millennium, Nissan went back to its roots by developing a new Z car for a new generation of fans. This is a 2013 Nissan 370Z Touring that’s been equipped with just about every bell and whistle in Nissan’s arsenal and although it’s not perfect, it is one helluva fun car to flog around.