Nissan released details of the 2011 Model Year 370Z Coupe and Roadster, which have become more refined than before and get new equipments.
The first issue with the 370Z sportscar which Nissan says they have addressed in the 2011 model is the ride quality and comfort. The old models were a bit jiggly but the new one comes with revised suspension and refined chassis settings. It also gets double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear while the dampers are retuned to enhance ride comfort and high speed handling.
The changes provide significantly improved vertical wheel control resulting in a flatter ride on all surfaces and improved comfort on motorway/autobahn surfaces. In addition, high-speed stability is enhanced with better body control while road noise is better isolated thanks to changes to underbody insulation.
Other upgrade targets the seven-speed automatic gearbox which now comes with a a snow mode for slippery surfaces. With this mode engaged, the car sets off in second gear. The 3.7-litre V6 engine remains unchanged however with the same output of 328 PS and an impressive 366Nm of torque. As before you can have it with a short throw six-speed sports manual gearbox or the aforementioned seven-speed automatic. The manual box comes with the amazing Synchro Rev Control which blips the engine automatically on downshifts.
Technical stuff aside, the new 370Z also benefits from better convenience thanks to the new equipments it has. It now comes with a rear-view parking camera as part of the Nissan Premium Connect satellite navigation option and the standard fitment of a tyre pressure monitoring system. The latter is integrated into the dashboard computer display and operates a warning light should tyre pressures fall.
If Nissan’s claims about improved ride and handling are true, then the 2011 370Z is one of the finest affordable sports cars you can buy today. Our pick is the Roadster because it has a kind of style that you can enjoy even when you see its reflection in the shop’s window!