Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th February 2010, 07:17   #1
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gudaibiya; BAHRAIN/ Vandiperiyar; KERALA/ Wuhan; CHINA
Posts: 359
Thanked: 4 Times
Default 2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-0370zblack.jpg

PRESS RELEASE

370Z: BACK TO BLACK

Just over 40 years ago a motoring icon was born. As the sixties moved into the 1970s, the Datsun 240Z was launched on the US market. American drivers instantly fell in love with the car and sales in that one market alone regularly topped 50,000 units annually. The Z legend had begun.

Now four decades, six generations and well over a million cars later, Nissan is introducing a special celebratory version of the newest two-seater to wear the famous Z badge - the 370Z.

The 370Z Black Edition marks the 40th anniversary in style. Available from April as a coupé only, and in a limited edition run of just 370 units in Europe, it comes in two distinctive metallic shades: black and quartz. Both paints use Nissan's pioneering Scratch Shield technology, 'healing' the finish in the case of stone chip damage.

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-6370zblack.jpg

Inside the 370Z Black edition there are:
  • Unique red leather & suede appointed interior (seats & door trim) with embossed 40th Anniversary logo seats
  • Smooth leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching
  • Red stitching on the centre cluster, centre console and knee pads
  • Nissan's Connect Premium state-of-the-art combined touch-screen satellite navigation and audio system with USB connectivity
2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-8370zblack.jpg

The exterior of the 370Z Black can be identified thanks to:
  • Dark grey 19" aluminium forged RAYS wheels
  • Eye-catching red brake callipers
  • 40th Anniversary emblem on the back door
2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-9370zblack.jpg

Standard specification means it already has a bespoke BOSE premium audio system, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, Stop/Start button with Nissan's Intelligent Key and a sporting six speed manual transmission with unique Synchro Rev Control technology. The electronically controlled rev matching system ensures perfect 'heel and toe' gear changes every time. A seven-speed automatic version with column-mounted paddle shifts is available as an option.

The Black Edition comes as standard with Nissan's next generation combined audio and navigation system, offering improved ease-of-operation, new and updated features.

At its heart is a high performance Hard Disk Drive (HDD) navigation system that offers customer audio storage capacity of 9.3GB.

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-1370zblack.jpg
2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-5a370zblack.jpg

Among the many benefits are vastly extended mapping which now includes Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as a new easy to follow 3D navigation guidance with improved graphics and a more realistic depiction of the road and landmarks ahead for many of Europe's principle cities. The resolution of the new 7 inch screen is up to four times better than the previous generation system.

Real time traffic information is supplied via RDS-TMC, but quicker operation allows the system to offer re-routing in a fraction of the time.

The new generation system uses a touch-screen interface, maximising both ease of use and safety not only for the navigation, but also for other functions such as Bluetooth phone connectivity and entertainment. It is also possible to operate the system using voice recognition.

On-screen instructions can be displayed in eight different languages including English, French, German, Spanish and Italian - while voice recognition is supported in seven - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-3370zblack.jpg
2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-4370zblack.jpg

The new generation navigation system also allows USB connectivity for portable audio devices. Furthermore, DVDs can be played on the centrally mounted navigation screen (when the car is stationary), while external audio and video devices can be connected via the VTR connections that are found in the central storage box.

In terms of its mechanical specification, the Black Edition matches the standard 370Z. That means a 3.7-litre 24-valve twin cam V6 developing 328PS and a limited top speed of 155mph and a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds (5.6 seconds for the automatic version). The 2010 model year update means the 370Z is now fully compliant with forthcoming Euro 5 emission legislation.

Exemplary levels of handling and grip are assured by the focused rear-wheel drive chassis which features fully independent suspension, powerful upgraded brakes and precise speed sensitive power steering.

Since its launch in June 2009, more than 1,050 examples of the 370Z have been sold across Europe, an exceptional achievement for a niche product in extremely challenging market conditions. The car's largest market to date has been the UK, followed by France and Germany.

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-5370zblack.jpg

"The 'story of Z' is full of positives, with success not just in the sales charts all over the world but on racetracks and at award ceremonies, too. The 370Z Black Edition is a fitting tribute to a great car," said Vincent Wijnen, Nissan's European Vice President for Marketing.

Customers can order the 370Z Black Edition from all Nissan High Performance Centres and throughout the dealer network with deliveries starting in April.

Prices start from - £33,645 for the manual and £35,045 for the automatic transmission (prices include £750 showroom tax which comes into effect on 1 April 2010).


[Source: Nissan]

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-7370zblack.jpg
Bumblebee86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2010, 12:28   #2
BHPian
 
Sudan_NFS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 759
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

I feel they should have given Matte Black and black interior like lambo it make it a real black edition.
Sudan_NFS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2010, 21:07   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
stanjohn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TN 75
Posts: 1,063
Thanked: 392 Times
Question

Looks ok , But it Can't beat the Shelby in terms of looks and performance.Think it might be also more pricier than the Mustangs.
stanjohn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2010, 21:48   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudan_NFS View Post
I feel they should have given Matte Black and black interior like lambo it make it a real black edition.
Amen to that! This steel grey color looks ok, but jet black ought to have made it look even better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stanjohn123 View Post
Looks ok , But it Can't beat the Shelby in terms of looks and performance.Think it might be also more pricier than the Mustangs.
You can't compare a Shelby to the 370Z, simple because they belong to two very different strata.You could pit anything against the Shelby, but in terms of class and performance, its something totally independent.
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2010, 22:27   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,455
Thanked: 64 Times
Default

I'd call the 350Z & 370Z Japanese Porsches.

Last edited by Jayabusa : 8th February 2010 at 22:29.
Jayabusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 00:34   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,054
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudan_NFS View Post
I feel they should have given Matte Black and black interior like lambo it make it a real black edition.
Couldn't agree with you more on that, Sudan! It would have been all the more special if it had been given the matte black treatment. This is a great colour nonetheless.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayabusa View Post
I'd call the 350Z & 370Z Japanese Porsches.
Jaya! How dare you!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 01:10   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
AyAn!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durgapur/Calcutta/Pune
Posts: 2,167
Thanked: 850 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayabusa View Post
I'd call the 350Z & 370Z Japanese Porsches.
Quote:
Originally Posted by suhaas307 View Post
Jaya! How dare you!
The 370Z convertible will hold its own quite well against the Boxster,mind you!

The Porsche tops eventually,but not by much.But Nissan's trump card is the price.So that statement by Jayabusa is not so sacrilegious as it may seem to Porsche devotees.
AyAn! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 01:17   #8
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,054
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AyAn! View Post
The 370Z convertible will hold its own quite well against the Boxster,mind you!

The Porsche tops eventually,but not by much.But Nissan's trump card is the price.So that statement by Jayabusa is not so sacrilegious as it may seem to Porsche devotees.
Oh yes, the 370Z would definitely hold its own against the Boxster! It's quite a capable sports car! Completely agree. But Nissan's trump card would be the price tag and ONLY the price tag IMO! And I'll leave it at that!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 13:40   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,455
Thanked: 64 Times
Default

This is all I wanted to say.
Attached Thumbnails
2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-370-z.jpg  

2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition-porsche-911-2.jpg  


Last edited by Jayabusa : 9th February 2010 at 13:47.
Jayabusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 14:15   #10
BHPian
 
AltoHoncho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 581
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Add the present gen GTR to it as well. IMO the styling has quite a bit common in them.
AltoHoncho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 14:36   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,054
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayabusa View Post
This is all I wanted to say.
Point taken, Jayabusa!

Yes there is a striking similarity in terms of design. The Fairlady series have had their own distinctive design cues over the past few decades, just like the 911! It's an uncanny resemblance if you ask me!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2010, 16:23   #12
BHPian
 
Dante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nasik
Posts: 374
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by suhaas307 View Post
Oh yes, the 370Z would definitely hold its own against the Boxster! It's quite a capable sports car! Completely agree. But Nissan's trump card would be the price tag and ONLY the price tag IMO! And I'll leave it at that!
+1.
Nissan has a plus in pricing. But the Porsche and Nissan, both have there customer segments. They don't coincide or collide.
Dante is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nissan 370Z omaragra Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 47 20th October 2016 13:38
Report & Pics: Nissan 370Z launch in Mumbai + display in various cities Dippy The Indian Car Scene 126 11th July 2010 23:47
Nissan 370Z launch expected in 2010 as CBU. Invinsible The Indian Car Scene 36 20th January 2010 17:38
2009 Nissan 370Z Prediction : Now Launched! K-S-A The International Automotive Scene 32 13th June 2009 09:23


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:53.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks