2009 Nissan 370Z

2009-nissan-370zThe Z car will finally get a real update / redesign for the 2009 model year.  Nissan will officially show the 2009 370Z at the LA Auto Show in November, so we have a while to wait.  However, this image is supposed to provide a pretty good idea of what the new Z will look like.  The name change, of course, refers to the new powerplant.  Replacing the trusty 3.5 liter V6 is the 3.7 liter V6 from the Infiniti G37.  More horsepower, more torque = the win.  The new Z will also be shorter by about 4 inches, and a bit wider.  Maybe with the width increase they can put the freaking seat controls on the outside of the seats where they belong.

If the picture is pretty accurate, then I say right on.  There’s no question that it’s a Z, but it does look fresher and more modern than the current Z.  Good job on design, good job on hardware.  Now maybe we’ll get lucky and Nissan will put the Z on a 500 lb diet.  Oh to dream.

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Published on February 11, 2008 in Nissan

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