The 350Z Coupe and 350Z Roadster share their proud performance heritage, including state-of-the-art platform, engine, suspension and braking systems. Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. All but the Base trim edition get steering-wheel controls. The were in their infant stage, but solidified by mid-2012. Maximum torque of 260 pound-feet comes at 4800 rpm, tapering off as 300 horsepower is reached at 6400 rpm; equivalent figures with the automatic transmission are 274 pound-feet at 4800 rpm and 287 hp at 6200 rpm. Models equipped with the 5-speed automatic transmission are rated at 287 horsepower.
The Roadster adds wind-in-your hair freedom. Other standard Z design elements include an aluminum hood, distinctive vertical door handles and heated outside mirrors. It has a stopwatch function to check out those 0-60 times , and a tire-pressure monitor. And more aggressive drivers are apt to ding the selectable stability control system for being slightly too intrusive. With the Trip Computer, the driver can program a shift light to come on at a certain rpm. The car was tested by automotive journalists, but none were marketed. There's a heft to its clutch that's no fun in rush-hour traffic.
Suspension, f: independent 3-link, coil springs, dual-piston gas shocks, stabilizer bar and strut bar Suspension, r: independent 4-link, coil springs, dual-piston gas shocks, stabilizer bar Ground clearance: 4. Buffeting at highway speeds with the top down was much less than expected, thanks to the tempered glass deflector mounted between the rollbars behind the seats and to racy body panels tapering back from each of the seat positions. The concept was based primarily on a design sketch by Manny Baker of Nissan's California design studio. The design, representing a modern vision of the 240Z, did not please the original 240Z designer , who compared it to the and. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. There's straight-line quickness, as well: A manually-shifted coupe sprints from 0-60 mph in about 5. Tire noise at cruising speed gets downright annoying.
It has a longer nose and rear overhang, as well as several add-ons for aerodynamic purposes. While the interior is scaled to easily handle a pair of six footers, the cargo bay in all models holds a mere 4. Standard 350Z Roadster Enthusiast features include power seats, power-operated soft top, electrically operated storage cover, rear wind deflector, 18-inch cast aluminum-alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, automatic climate control, a choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission and more. Add the convenience features that come standard, such as automatic temperature control and a premium stereo even in the base Z, and the price is compelling. Passengers often grope for the door release the first time they try to get out, distracted by the big grab handles adorned with genuine aluminum and relieved by the Z's dot motif. Buyers with premium blaze red, premium sunshine yellow, premium mystic maroon body colour models 100 units each before 2008-03-31 also receive Fairlady Z original key holder. We've seen race cars with this feature though the red shift light in those is sometimes as big as a golf ball.
Overall racing weight was 2,450 lb 1,110 kg which was the minimum allowable weight for its class. It's smooth and has a distinctive sound, the sound of a big sports car engine. The vehicle has the long-hood short-deck design common to the family. Activating the top is a simple process. Previously hard plastic, the door panels now match softer-touch uppers with padded cloth or leather lower elements, and each also adds a cupholder.
If you have any questions about the reports, contact Experian. Archived from on November 13, 2005. As well as minor changes to suspension tuning and parts. The 350Z Roadster Grand Touring model adds Brembo brakes and Vehicle Dynamic Control. In Round 2, scored a maiden victory in his 350Z Roadster equipped with a from a. Interior Features The Nissan 350Z cockpit is designed for driving, helping the driver quickly become one with the car.
The manual transmission features close-ratio gearing from 1st to 5th speed ranges for high-performance driving and an overdrive 6th speed for long-legged highway fuel economy and reduced engine noise. To open, with the transmission in Park or Neutral manual transmissions , release the latch located directly above the middle windshield area , push the brake pedal and hold the button located to the left of the steering column and the top opens. Stop in look at used vehicles the staff was excellent extremely courteous no pressure went for a test drive they got me financing and insurance in no time flat at a payment that was easily affordable and even let me drop off my vehicle I was driving again would definitely recommend buying a vehicle here there is no need to be in a high-stress environment when buying a vehicle when you can just go to Victory Auto Group I was looking for a Toyota Sequoia for weeks contacted several dealers across the Country but got no respond or it took them a week to send me additional pictures or info i needed since i was buying out off sate. The cars used are heavily modified and had a longer nose and tail requiring the production of the Type-E homologation special , carbon fiber bodywork, and a tube chassis. The Roadster's additional weight, a result of the platform strengthening to increase rigidity, no doubt adds a tick or two to the 0-60 measurement but isn't noticed in everyday driving. The car has also seen success in solo events. The trunk has up to 4.
What isn't music to the ears in the Roadster is the ever-present road noise, even with the top up; we're not as sure about wind noise because, if there were any, it was masked by the hiss of tires on pavement and the hustle and bustle of nearby cars. Engine output on manual-transmission models rises from 287 hp to 300 hp. The Roadster Grand Touring automatic is new for 2006. Tilt the steering column and the main pod of gauges moves with it, ensuring a clear view of the instruments for drivers of all sizes. The Roadster boasts an inch more headroom than the hatchback, thanks to the articulation of the top's various mechanicals. Initially, the coupe came in Base, Enthusiast, Performance, Touring and Track versions, while the Roadster was limited to Enthusiast and Touring trim levels.
The brace is finished to match the rest of the rear compartment and carries a Z logo, which is visible from outside the vehicle. The Grand-Am Cup car has also been used in the new. And, unlike other convertibles in its class, the top stows compactly under a lightweight powered tonneau cover, completely hiding the top when down. When I arrived I met with Tom who than handed me off to his colleague Jonathan. The engine is still pulling smoothly as the rev limiter steps in at 7000 rpm with the manual and 6600 rpm with the automatic, but this engine is more about low-rpm torque than high-revving horsepower.