Nissan has finally dropped its all-new 370Z down at the LA Auto Show. Differences from the 350Z include a fully redesigned shape of the headlights, taillights, bumpers, rims, door handles, the hood and the roof. Nissan also made good use of lightweight body materials. So the new car is 45 kilos lighter than its 350Z predecessor.
However, the new Z is more powerful, thanks to a new 3.7L V6 engine with 332hp borrowed from Infiniti's G37 coupe/convertible. They also borrowed the automatic transmission, which is a 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters. There's a 6-speed manual. So with more power and less weight, expect the 370Z to hit 60MPH in the very-low 5 second range, maybe even less.
The new interior share a lot with its Infiniti cousin. The navigation screen is placed at the top of the center dash. And with that screen, there's also the ability to control the 10GB media player for the car.
The new 2009 Nissan 370Z Coupe model is scheduled to go on sale in North America in January 2009, followed by a new 370Z Roadster for the 2010 model year. Base MSRP will be $29,930.