As you're reading this, the 2007 Nissan 350Z is quietly arriving in American showrooms, awaiting customers after a performance coupe that combines power, safety and heritage into a menacing package.
The Japanese carmaker announced pricing, updates, and availability on the 350Z and 350Z roadster last week. Both hard and soft topped models now come with a selection of upgrades, the most notable of which being under the hood. Perhaps the most award-winning engine of all time, Nissan's 3.5 litre VQ V6 mill takes centre stage- now producing a stout 306 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The heavily re-designed engine owes part of its increase in power to a revised dual-intake system. The hood has been re-sculpted to fit the part, and various other visual changes are present as well. For instance, a new front end is fitted, and there are three new paint colors and a new convertible top color as well.
More features have been added to the interior too- including standard Bluetooth hands free capability on Touring and Grand Touring models.
"The Nissan Z has built a tradition of exciting performance and outstanding value for 37 years now," says Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager of Nissan. "This newest iteration, with its more powerful VQ-series V6, epitomizes the innovation and continuous improvement that has defined the Z's success since its introduction in 1970."
Starting price for a base model coupe with manual six-speed is $27,900 USD, with the Enthusiast model adding performance hardware and bumping the price to $29,600 USD.
The loaded Grand Touring model starts at $36,100 USD and adds front and rear spoilers as well as Brembo brakes.
For fun in the sun, convertible models start at $35,500.
Canadian pricing is to be announced at a later date.Photo Credit : Nissan