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The Nissan 370Z Coupe is offered in two models for 2011, 370Z and 370Z
Touring, each available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine
and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The changes for the 2011 370Z are limited to the addition of RearView
Monitor to the optional Navigation Package and one new exterior color, Gun
370Z's Sculptural Exterior Design
The Nissan 370Z
Coupe's dynamic styling offers dual benefits - an aggressive appearance and a
light, highly rigid structure for enhanced performance. The 370Z Coupe's 2nd
generation FM platform provides a refined foundation for the well-proportioned
body, with a 100.4-inch wheelbase, 167.2-inch overall length, 72.6-inch width
and 51.8-inch height, giving it a classic sports car look and feel.
370Z's taut exterior design incorporates intentional 240Z styling cues, a sleek
aerodynamic shape, a "dynamic motion" feel with a dramatic cantilevered roof and
a "low visual gravity." The sleek silhouette is defined by its upswept quarter
window design that is echoed by the dynamic upward curvature in the lower rocker
panel and the sense of the taut sheet metal molding itself around the wheels and
Another distinctive feature of the bold exterior design is the
headlight/taillight treatment, which features a fierce "boomerang" shape. High
Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights with auto on/off
feature are standard. The intense broad-shouldered rear shape is highlighted by
the integration of the boomerang taillights and wide, flared rear fenders.
Attention to detail and functionality is evident throughout the exterior design,
including a flashing (repeater lamp) side marker lamp/emblem.
coefficient of drag is 0.30 (0.29 with the Sport Package). The 370Z also
provides zero front lift and zero rear lift when equipped with the rear spoiler,
thanks to extensive aerodynamics efforts - including an "inverse area" front
bumper design which smoothes the flow of air to the sides of the vehicle, while
the rear design maximizes the control of air flow from the roof to the rear
Performance body pieces are available as part of the optional
Sport Package, including a front chin spoiler and rear spoiler. The 2011 370Z is
offered in seven exterior colors: Pearl White, Monterey Blue, Brilliant Silver,
Magnetic Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and Black Cherry.
Enhances the Driving Pleasure of the Nissan 370Z
2-seat layout is built around a deeply scooped instrument panel with a
full-length center console separating the driver and passenger's seat. In the
rear is an open cargo area with ample storage and accessibility. The design
focus incorporates a "layer concept," with an information layer, an operation
layer and a holding layer.
Nissan 370Z Coupe: Review (2/2)