LA World Premiere: 2009 Nissan 370Z

By Editors on August 31, 2009 2:01 PM

More power, less weight and a shorter wheelbase is a proven performance recipe, and it's why we're especially excited about Nissan's newest Z. Power for the new coupe is provided by a 3.7-liter V6 engine good for 322 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, which is tasked with motivating a vehicle that's nearly three-inches shorter overall, four-inches shorter between the wheels and 47 pounds lighter than the previous car. Clutch pedal worshippers are treated to the world's first rev-matching six-speed manual gearbox, while automatic aficionados can rifle through seven speeds via a set of steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. Inside, the traditional three-gauge center cluster persists, as do deeply contoured bucket seats. New features for 2009 include push-button start and a 9.3-gigabyte music hard drive. Look for the coupe version of the 2009 Nissan 370Z to arrive in January 2009, with the convertible following about a year later.

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