After a long awaited hiatus, the Nissan Z returns. This time with a whole new attitude and design. Are you ready? Because here we go!!
Renault’s purchase of Nissan came with a promise from Carlos Goshen claiming he would build the Nissan Z… He delivered on that promise. In August of 2001 Nissan introduced the Z Concept at the North American International Auto Show. It was bright orange, catching the eye of everyone with it’s squat, long hood, that was a result of a Nissan design studio battle. Shortly after the Nissan Z Concept would go into production, with a targeted base price of only $30,000.
The newest Nissan Z Car was released in the summer of 2002. The 350Z. It had a quick success. An improved 3.5 Liter V6 engine that produced 287 HP and 274 Lb-Ft. of Torque originally powered the New Nissan 350Z. Nissan also conquered another mark, by releasing the 350Z at only $26,000, well below the $30,000 mark they had set during the concept period. The 350Z was released as only a two-seater hard top in 2002.
Over the next few years many trims were released, some including convertible versions, a Nismo version, Touring, and Grand Touring and a track version. The Touring and Grand Touring were the luxury versions of the already luxurious sports car. The Nismo and Track versions were equipped with may sports and racing packages that included turbochargers, brake systems, and much more. By 2008 the 350Z had been given a little more power with a 3.5 Liter dual intake engine that had an output of 306HP.
This now brings us to our current Nissan Z car. The 370Z. Stay tuned for our last chapter in the Nissan Z.