It’s been a long wait, aggravated by the lockdown. Yet Nissan in the Philippines finally rolls out the 370Z sports car in the Philippines.
As promised, Nissan brings the Premium and NISMO models to the local market. Each one packs sporty style and driving performance befitting its Z-car moniker. First off is the 370Z Premium with its low slung profile and short wheelbase complemented by bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, and dual exhaust tips. The look is finished off by 19-inch rims by RAYS.
Being a Z-car, it offers a sporty yet comfortable cabin with a sports steering wheel, triple gauge cluster, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, as well as push-start button and sports pedals.
Power comes from the renowned VQ37 3.7-liter DOHC V6 that puts out 332bhp and 267lb-ft of torque, matched to either a 6-speed MT with the world’s first SynchroRev Matching system, or a 7-speed AT with Downshift Rev Matching and Magnesium Paddle Shifters. Adding to the driving performance are the sport-tuned shocks, sport brakes, carbon fiber driveshaft, and limited slip differential.
For those who want something more aggressive, there’s the 370Z NISMO that adds NISMO exclusive exterior and interior details like front and rear bumpers, side sills, door mirrors, exhaust tips, and NISMO wheels outside and interior accents with a red tachometer and leather and Alcantara surfaces that give it a sporty yet upscale vibe.
Of course, the NISMO package adds more power to the 3.7-liter V6 mill through the use of an exclusive dual exhaust system. This pegs the output at 344bhp and 273lb-ft of torque. Paired solely with a 7-speed automatic, the car can hit 100km/h from rest in 5.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 250km/h. It’s also got a NISMO strut bar to improve handling.
The Nissan 370Z Premium and NISMO are available in select dealerships with the following prices:
- 370Z Premium 6-speed MT: P2,779,000
- 370Z Premium 7-speed AT: P2,789,000
- 370Z NISMO 7-speed AT: P3,888,000